Failed Messiah On Paedophiles

Shmarya Rosenberg aka the Failed Messiah takes a position, which is now, in June 2016 at Mikva Abuse - http://failedmessiah.typepad.com/failed_messiahcom/mikva_abuse/. He gave us 2,446 posts categorized "Pedophilia & Related Crimes" Did he make them up? Could he have made them up? I really don't believe it. Nor does anyone else; at all events no one out there is saying so. He is not quite a lone voice.

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Charisma - How Paedophile Jews Manipulate Their Victims
You might read this as a lesson on how Jews manipulate politicians in order to destroy Western Civilization. They are cunning rogues, psychopaths too but perhaps there is more to their evil than blackmail & bribery. It comes from The Times Of Israel so God's Chosen People might take the point.

 

Jews Rape Children In Bathhouses
Half of the boys get buggered. The rest run faster. Then the Main Stream Media complain about Catholic priests alleged to be doing the same.

 

Jews And Paedophile Perversion 2016
He now, in March 2016 feeds us 2,446 articles about bent Jews and that's just the religious ones.

 

Jews Are Paedophile Perverts
All of them? Perhaps not. Lots of them? Certainly. Too many? Absolutely.

891 posts categorized "Pedophilia"

November 24, 2011: All Voices Must Be Heard – Unless They Tell Us A Truth We Do Not Want To Hear
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

"We can empathize with Holocaust survivors who lose faith in G-d and in people, so why are abuse victims who are no longer observant or trusting of “Daat Torah” labeled as “traitors” with “an agenda?” If there is an anti-religious...


November 24, 2011: Proposed Bill Would Mandate Abuse Reporting
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The proposed law would mandate that every person in the State of New York who knows about an incident of child sex abuse report it to police or ACS (state child protection services). The only problem I see with this...


November 23, 2011: The Uphill Battle To Expose Haredi Pedophiles
Comments: 62 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Media , Pedophilia
 

The Brooklyn DA allows predators to make sweetheart plea deals that keep them out of prison and off sex offender registries. Haredi rabbis demand to be the gatekeepers who decide which, if any, allegations of pedophilia are reported to police....


November 22, 2011: Save Our Kids From Pedophiles
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Pedophilia
 

Details continue to unfold about the shocking scandal over allegations of child sexual abuse and cover-up at Penn State University. I think this is one of those "teachable moments" where other, similarly terrible incidents don't usually get these same front-page...


November 20, 2011: Audio: A Knockdown Drag Out Fight Over Haredi Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 113 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Michael Salamon, PhD. dukes it out with Ami Magazine's dishonest publisher Rabbi Yizchok Frankfurter and Pinny Taub, the Patty Hearst of Haredi child sex abuse survivors. In the process, Salamon threw bloggers and advocates under the bus, Frankfurter was sleazy...


November 18, 2011: Child Sex Abuse Topic Of Saturday Night Radio Broadcast
Comments: 1 | Categories: Books , Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia , Religion
 

Michael Salamon, Ph.D will talk about his book documenting child sex abuse cover-ups Saturday night. Michael Salamon, Ph.D will be on Zev Brenner's Talkline radio show at midnight Eastern Standard Time Saturday night/Sunday morning talking about his book, Abuse in...


November 18, 2011: Another Child Sex Scandal Rocks College Sports
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Pedophilia , Sports
 

Two former Syracuse University ball boys say they were molested by associate head basketball coach Bernie Fine, starting in the late 1970s and continuing into the 1990s. Bernie Fine Originally published at 10:53 pm CST 11-17-11. Syracuse's Bernie Fine placed...


November 15, 2011: Agudath Israel Child Sex Abuse Meeting
Comments: 33 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Agudath Israel of America, whose stated halakhic position is that senior Haredi rabbis should evaluate each allegation of child sex abuse and determine whether or not police should be called, is having a session at its national convention for synagogue...


November 14, 2011: After Years Of Ignoring The Problem, Haredi Synagogue Bans Serial Pedophile
Comments: 141 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Jerry Yechiel Brauner is a notorious Borough Park pedophile who was just released from a psychiatric facility. One of his favored stomping grounds is the Shomer Shabbos synagogue, a popular neighborhood minyan factory. For years, the rabbi who runs Shomer...


November 14, 2011: Brooklyn DA On Radio Tonight
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes will be on the radio this evening talking about the recent rise in antisemitism in Brooklyn. This would be a good time to ask Hynes about his office's claim to have arrested almost 90 Haredi and...


November 13, 2011: Lessons For Haredim And Modern Orthodoxy From The Penn State Child Sex Abuse Scandal
Comments: 66 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

Does Penn State's long cover-up of a coach's pedophilia and its board's relatively swift response when that information became public carry specific lessons for the Orthodox and Haredi Jewish communities? If it does, are those the lessons hareim and Orthodox...


November 11, 2011: Have 89 Brooklyn Haredim Been Arrested For Child Sex Abuse Since 2009?
Comments: 34 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The Forward reports the Brooklyn DA claims 89 haredim have been arrested on child sex abuse charges since 2009, a figure far higher than advocates and victims are aware of. Is the claim true? Kings County, New York (i.e., Brooklyn)...


November 10, 2011: Accused Crown Heights Pedophile Arrested
Comments: 87 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Alleged pedophile Tzion Zuviv arrested on charges of sexual abuse Tuesday. [Via: CrownHeightsWatch.]


November 9, 2011: "Tell Your Father To Stop" – Rabbi Shmuel Kamenetzky On Sex Abuse
Comments: 143 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The haredi gadol who is the rosh yeshiva of the Philadelphia yeshiva and Agudath Israel of America's number two rabbinic leader again shows why haredi rabbis are dangerous for women and children, and that they should not be allowed to...


November 7, 2011: Kletzky Murder Trial To Stay In Brooklyn – For Now
Comments: 54 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Levi Aron, the Brooklyn man who confessed to killing 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky and carving up his corpse, will have to face trial in Brooklyn after an appeals court skewered his bid for a change of venue. Levi Aron B'klyn man...


November 7, 2011: Abuse In The Jewish Community
Comments: 83 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

A new book documents the ongoing coverups of child sex abuse in the haredi community and explains the communtiy values and mores that make those coverups possible. Dr. Michael Salamon Occasional FailedMessiah.com contributor Dr. Michael Salamon’s new book, Abuse in...


November 6, 2011: Haredi School Advertises "Private Rooms" Where A Teacher Can Have A Private Meeting With A Grade School Boy
Comments: 90 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

A haredi heder (grade school) in Antwerp, Belgium is advertising that in its new, state-of-the-art building each classroom has an attached "private room" where teachers (males) can have private meetings with students – a clear breeding ground for pedophilia. Translation...


November 2, 2011: Rabbi Mordechai Elon Indicted For Sex Assault
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

A criminal indictment was served today against Rabbi Mordechai (Moti) Elon, one of the most prominent rabbis in Israel's Orthodox Zionist movement, for two counts of indecent and sexual assault against two minor boys, one of whom was his student...


November 1, 2011: Crown Heights Pedophile Arrested
Comments: 46 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Haim Feinhandler is arrested and charged with child sex abuse. [Hat Tip: Crown Heights Watch.]


October 30, 2011: Exclusive: Convicted Sex Offender Moving To Boca Raton, Florida
Comments: 86 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

Rabbi Baruch Lanner is allegedly moving to Boca Raton, Florida. Lanner physically, sexually and emotionally abused dozens – perhaps hundreds – of boys and girls during more than 40 years at the OU's NCSY youth movement and at least one...


October 27, 2011: Haredi Rabbi Pleads Not Guilty To Child Sex Abuse Counts
Comments: 18 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Rabbi Moishe Turner has pleaded not guilty in a Spring Valley court today to seven counts of committing a criminal sexual act and child endangerment. News 12 calls Turner a "self proclaimed rabbi" because haredim claim that Turner, who worked...


October 27, 2011: Gutnick Knew Of Child Sex Abuse Claims In 2003
Comments: 31 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Chabad community leader multimillionaire Rabbi Joseph Gutnick's personal bodyguard told a Melbourne court yesterday that his employer was aware of child sex allegations against Yeshivah College security guard David Cyprys in 2003. David Cyprys Originally published at 10:30 pm CDT...


October 26, 2011: Hasidic PR Flack Says Rabbis Tell Followers To Call Police
Comments: 31 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Despite reams of evidence to the contrary, including the fact that rabbis knew about the alleged child sex abuse committed by Rabbi Moishe Turner for years but never called police or allowed their followers to call police, Haredi spinmeister Yossie...


October 26, 2011: Alleged Chabad Pedophile May Face More Charges
Comments: 51 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

More alleged victims have come forward to accuse Samuel David Cyprys, who was a guard and karate teacher at Chabad's Yeshivah College in Melbourne. Cyprys is currently charged with 29 counts of indecent assault and gross indecency relating to former...


October 25, 2011: Video: Rabbis Knew Turner Was Allegedly Raping Boys But Failed To Call Police
Comments: 58 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

That's right. Haredi rabbis knew of credible allegations that Rabbi Moishe Turner was raping boys. They banned him from a local synagogue but they did not call police or allow victims' families to call police. And Turner went on to...


October 25, 2011: Video: Levi Aron's Attorneys Talk About Insanity Defense
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The attorneys for confessed child butcher Levi Aron, who slaughtered and dismembered 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky in July, explain why their client's confession should be disregarded and why they believe him to be insane. [Hat Tip: FGBA.]


October 25, 2011: Spring Valley Man Accused Of Child Sex Abuse Due Back In Court Thursday
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

"We want to state, without commenting further, that Mr. Turner intends to enter a plea of not guilty and that we intend to litigate this matter in court," his attorney Kenneth Gribetz said. A felony hearing will be held on...


October 25, 2011: Alleged Chabad Sex Offender Violated Bail, Court Told
Comments: 68 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

A security guard at Chabad's Melbourne yeshiva who has been charged with multiple sex offences should have his bail revoked because he was seen with children, prosecutors say. David Cyprys Originally published 10-24-2011 at 11:39 pm Alleged sex offender seen...


October 24, 2011: Video: Spring Valley Rabbi Arrested For Molestation
Comments: 62 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Neighbors claim to be "shocked" by the arrest of Rabbi Moishe Turner on child sex abuse charges. [Hat Tip: 613 Enforcer.]


October 24, 2011: Attorneys Say Kletzky Murder Confession "Coerced," Levi Aron "Insane"
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Defense attorneys for a New York City man charged with abducting, killing and dismembering an 8-year-old boy say his confession was coerced and that Levi Aron is "insane." "My opinion is you'll get him to admit he shot Kennedy if...


October 24, 2011: Confessed Kletzky Murderer To Ask For Trial To Be Moved, New Defense Lawyer Added
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Levi Aron's attorneys are expected to ask for his trial to be moved out of Brooklyn because they claim the publicity surrounding the murder of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky – a hasidic boy whose dismembered body was found in Aron's apartment...


October 23, 2011: Spring Valley Rabbi Accused Of Sodomizing Boys
Comments: 43 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Ramapo police arrested 58-year-old Rabbi Moishe Turner earlier this week for allegedly sodomizing boys. Rabbi Moishe Turner Spring Valley Rabbi Accused Of Sodomizing Boys News 12 Ramapo police arrested 58-year-old Rabbi Moishe Turner earlier this week for allegedly sodomizing boys....


October 18, 2011: Another Arrest In The Chabad Child Sex Abuse Scandal
Comments: 49 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Pedophilia
 

Another alleged pedophile at Chabad's Yeshiva College has been arrested. The charges relate to molestations that allegedly took place during the past five years. Aron Ezriel "Ezzy" Kestecher top and above left in Chabad Youth T-shirt and tzitzit Another alleged...


October 16, 2011: A Letter To An Agudath Israel Of America "Gadol"
Comments: 58 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

"As an adult survivor of severe and unrelenting childhood sexual abuse, I have followed your halachic decisions and media pronouncements regarding this issue with great concern. I am a Litvak, yeshiva-trained, from Monsey, New York. For many years I taught...


October 15, 2011: Bishop Indicted For Failure To Report Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Pedophilia
 

A Kansas City Roman Catholic bishop was indicted for failing to report child sex abuse – a charge that could apply to leading haredi rabbis and to some of their followers. Agudath Israel of America is lucky it has few...


October 11, 2011: Video: Confronting Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 2 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Video of a seminar on child sex abuse that was given for the Melbourne Jewish community in the wake of the Chabad child sex abuse scandals. It features Dr. Danny Lamm, Sergeant Scott Wells of the Victoria Police Sexual Offences...


October 10, 2011: Between Mudslinging And Exposing Cover-Ups
Comments: 53 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

In Brooklyn, Yehuda Kolko was arrested yet again recently for harassing one of his young victims. He continues to be welcomed in the Flatbush shul of Rabbi Weinfeld, where until last year he was honored by being the Baal Tkiah,...


October 5, 2011: 3rd Jerusalem Pedophile Indicted
Comments: 18 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

The Jerusalem District Attorney’s Office announced on Sunday that an indictment has been filed charging a Jerusalem man with sexually abusing minors in the capital. 3rd indictment filed in Jerusalem pedophile case Zalman Cohen one of 5 men arrested in...


October 2, 2011: Molested In The Mikva
Comments: 20 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

A Bnei Brak man was arrested, indicted and charged earlier today with sodomy and indecent assault against three boys that he allegedly molested in a mikva. Molested In The Mikva Bnei Brak man arrested, indicted and charged with sodomy and...


October 1, 2011: An Unholy Mess In Jerusalem
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Parents in Nahlaot alerted police to a possible pedophile ring in their Jerusalem neighborhood, but the police allege that what they did next may have allowed the alleged pedophiles to walk free. An unholy mess in the Holy City Parents...


October 1, 2011: Melbourne's Other Haredi Child Sex Abuse Scandal
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

"We have family strife, break-ups," says Professor Israel Herszberg, "but my guess is that only 5 per cent would be divorced. We probably get a higher number of parking fines. When you've got eight kids to ferry around, that is...


September 23, 2011: Exclusive: Chabad's Coverup Of Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 25 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Chabad has been engaged in a coverup of child sexual abuse at its Melbourne, Australia flagship institution since the 1980s, if not earlier. For the first time, here is proof of a small amount of that coverup. The following email...


September 14, 2011: 5 Arrested In Jerusalem For Pedophilia
Comments: 34 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The men, all who are in their 40s and 50s and at least four of whom are haredi, knew each other through the neighborhood where they all lived but were not acting in an organized fashion, according to police. At...


September 14, 2011: Satmar Rabbi Misrepresents Himself To Help Convicted Pedophile
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Rabbi David Weis tells a federal judge that his ruling to send the daughter of Rabbi Israel Weingarten away from home to protect her from her father who was raping her did not actually indict Weingarten, and that once a...


September 13, 2011: Is This The Reason For The Timid Response To The Chabad Child Sex Abuse Scandal?
Comments: 23 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Some alleged victims and their advocates have accused the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (i.e., Melbourne, Australia) of responding timidly to the child sex abuse scandal in the Melbourne Chabad community. And the reason they give for that timidity will...


September 13, 2011: Hasidic Rabbi Who Raped His Own Daughter Resentenced
Comments: 53 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Rabbi Israel Weingarten was originally convicted on 5 counts related to the systematic rape of his minor daughter and transporting this daughter across international borders to commit incest and rape. Rabbi Israel Weingarten Originally published at 11:29 pm, 9-12-2011 Rabbi...


September 9, 2011: Chabad Fails To Promote Anti-Child-Sex-Abuse Program
Comments: 40 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Chabad refuses to publicize the event even though most of the victims of child sex abuse in Melbourne's Orthodox Jewish community were sexually abused in Chabad's Yeshiva Centre. When Melbourne police asked Chabad's Yeshiva Centre to send out an alert...


September 7, 2011: Child Molester Protected By Chabad, Court Told
Comments: 24 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Prominent members of the Melbourne Chabad community lied to the police, covered up an alleged child sex abuse scandal and protected a man accused of repeatedly molesting children from Chabad's Yeshiva College, a Melbourne court has been told. David Cyprys...


September 6, 2011: Child Sex Abuse Reporting: Ohel Versus The Jewish Week
Comments: 42 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Ohel refuses to learn from the fiasco of the Catholic Church’s shameful system of sheltering pedophile priests, or the doomed-to-failure attempts of the Beis Din of Yeshiva University that exonerated Rabbi Baruch Lanner, who was later convicted in criminal court...


September 6, 2011: Chabad "Protected Sex Offender," Lies To Police
Comments: 32 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Daved Cyprys could try to flee to Israel with the help of high-ranking individuals within the Chabad community, Detective Senior Constable Lisa Metcher told the Melbourne Magistrates' Court today. She accused senior members of the Chabad community of covering up...

 

 

September 6, 2011: Alleged Chabad Pedophile Gets Bail
Comments: 8 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The court heard there were 10 alleged victims in Australia and two in the US. The alleged victims, who were all associated with Chabad's Yeshivah College, were between 7 and 17 years old at the time of the alleged assaults....


September 5, 2011: Chabad Yeshiva Alleged Child Molester Arrested
Comments: 20 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Pedophilia
 

Yeshiva College security guard, martial arts teacher and locksmith David Cyprys has been arrested for child sex abuse allegedly committed at Chabad's flagship Melbourne school. He faces 29 counts. These crimes were allegedly covered up by the head of Chabad...


September 4, 2011: A Dialogue with Rabbi Yosef Feldman About Child Sexual Abuse
Comments: 42 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Rabbi Yosef Feldman, the chief rabbi of the Orthodox rabbinic organization representing Sydney, Australia and surrounding areas is a prominent Chabad follower. He has been under fire because of leaked emails that showed him advocating not calling police in cases...


August 31, 2011: Do As We Say, Not As We Do
Comments: 54 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Leading rabbis of Agudath Israel of America, the ultra-Orthodox umbrella group, coverup and enable child sexual abuse, activist says. Op Ed Agudah Rabbis: “Do as we say not as we do.” Asher Lipner, Ph.D After forbidding Jewish parents from reporting...


August 28, 2011: The Lies Of Rabbi Yosef Feldman
Comments: 41 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Rabbi Yosef Feldman, the head rabbi of Sydney, Australia and a leading figure in Chabad in Australia, told the world that his assertion that people should call rabbis, not police, when children are sexually molested was an academic exercise that...


August 26, 2011: Monsey Man Gets Jail Plus 10 Year Probation For Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

A Monsey man who pleaded guilty to a felony count of sexual abuse will serve up to six months in the county jail and will be registered as a sex offender with the state. Arthur Grossman, 40, pleaded guilty Wednesday...


August 26, 2011: Ohel's New Tune
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

In a new article, David Mandel, the head of Ohel Children's Home and Family Services, says report child molesters to police – or does he? Sexual Abuse: Prevent, Police, Prosecute David Mandel • The Jewish Press We play the odds...


August 24, 2011: Breaking: Newspaper Apologizes To Chabad Rabbi For Reporting The Truth
Comments: 24 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The claim made by Rabbi Yosef Feldman was, basically, I wrote what I wrote as part of a halakhic discussion. I did not necessarily believe what I wrote was true, even though I argued for the adoption of those positions...


August 23, 2011: Abuses
Comments: 17 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Baruch Lebovits was a convicted sex offender until another man was accused of tampering with witnesses against him. To some ultra-Orthodox leaders, this justifies a reluctance to go to authorities with charges of abuse. Rabbi Baruch Lebovits Updated at 5:45...


August 18, 2011: Rabbi “Perplexed" By Child Sex Abuse Charges
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

“It was a complete, utter shock to him,” defense attorney Howard Simmons said shortly after Rabbi Uzi Rivlin formally was charged with criminal sexual contact and child endangerment at a brief hearing in Superior Court in Hackensack. “He just doesn’t...


August 17, 2011: School Sends Out Warning About Alleged Child Molester
Comments: 5 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

A school has written to parents warning it has grave concerns that an alleged child molester continues to have access to its premises because of police inaction and the inaction of the Orthodox synagogue that is its landlord. Chabad's Yeshiva...


August 17, 2011: Rabbi Rushes To Defend Accused Child Molester
Comments: 37 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

Rabbi Moshe Yasgur suggested that the Israeli children’s original report to Israeli police could have been “mixed up in translation,” or that the teens had made an accusation because something had happened to them in Rivlin’s absence, and they blamed...


August 17, 2011: D.A.'s Safe Stop Program For Lost Kids Launches
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Before Leiby Kletzky was abducted and brutally murdered, he wandered the streets of Borough Park alone, lost and confused, on his first walk home from day camp. Storeowners post 'Safe Stop' signs on windows to help lost kids BY Lillian...


August 16, 2011: Teaneck Rabbi Arrested In Sex Abuse Of Two Israeli Boys
Comments: 67 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

Uzi Rivlin, a 63-year-old married Orthodox rabbi from Teaneck, New Jersey, was arrested today and charged with four counts related to the alleged sexual abuse of two Israeli boys. Rabbi Uzi Rivlin Updated 9:30 pm CDT. Teaneck Rabbi Arrested In...


August 16, 2011: DA's Safe Stop Program For Lost Kids Starts Today
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Inspired by the abduction and murder of Leiby Kletzky, a new effort gets underway today to help children find a safe haven when they're lost. Kletzky's death left such a feeling of hopelessness in the Borough Park community, throughout Brooklyn...


August 13, 2011: Levi Aron's Attorney Blasts Daily News
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Jennifer Jennifer McCann, an attorney for confessed child murderer Levi Aron, says the Daily News had no right to interview her client because her client is not competent to consent to the interview. News 1 reports: A lawyer for Levi...


August 12, 2011: Levi Aron Won't Apologize
Comments: 58 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

In an exclusive interview, Leiby Kletzky's murderer won't apologize for kidnapping, killing and butchering the 8-year-old hasidic boy. Leiby Kletzky killer Levi Aron won't apologize for brutal slaughter, calls murder 'the incident' BY Reuven Blau • NEW YORK DAILY NEWS...


August 12, 2011: Unmolested
Comments: 19 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

Avrohom Mondrowitz, an accused serial pedophile who fled ultra-Orthodox Brooklyn for Israel, has never faced trial, thanks to extradition complications, a community that may have preferred to keep things quiet, and, critics charge, a D.A. who had political reasons not...


August 11, 2011: Video: Is Levi Aron Insane?
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

More details on Levi Aron's possible insanity defense.


August 11, 2011: Stop The Insanity Defense
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Levi Aron, who has confessed to kidnapping, murdering and dismembering 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky in Brooklyn last month in a crime that horrified the entire city, has one last resort: to claim that he was insane when he committed the crime....


August 11, 2011: Cops Bust 4 In Pedophilia Case
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

Four ultra-Orthodox men were arrested last week by Jerusalem police and charged with sexually abusing children from their neighborhood were back in court today for a remand extension hearing. Cops Bust 4 Haredim In Pedophilia Case Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com...


August 11, 2011: Catskills Warning: Man Tries To Lure Kids Into Car
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

A man, age 40-60, in a silver 4-door vehicle with tinted windows has gone to 3 different bungalow colonies in the [Monticello] area and attempted to abduct little boys. I received the following email along with a request to publicize...


August 10, 2011: Updated: Levi Aron Has Personality Disorder, Psych Report Says
Comments: 71 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

A psychiatric evaluation finds that a man charged with murdering and dismembering an 8-year-old New York City boy has a personality disorder. It also reveals that his sister died while institutionalized for schizophrenia. AP Exclusive: Child-slaying suspect has disorder COLLEEN...


August 10, 2011: A Warning Shomrim Mishandled
Comments: 49 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Eight months before the Leiby Kletzky kidnapping and murder, the Borough Park Shomrim were called about a man trying to lure a small boy into his car. But Shomrim appear to have mishandled the case. Originally published at 9:18 pm...


August 8, 2011: Levi Aron Moved To Riker's Island, On 24/7 Suicide Watch
Comments: 23 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Confessed child killer Levi Aron has been moved to Rikers Island, where he's on round-the-clock suicide watch with a correction officer watching his every move, jail sources said. Confessed child killer Levi Aron moved to Rikers Island, on round-the-clock suicide...


August 8, 2011: Mark Mayer Appel Talks About Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Mark Mayer Appel of the Voice of Justice talks about child sexual abuse and helping survivors. Please click the gray bar to listen: 2011-08-07_talkline_80611


August 7, 2011: Agudah Tries To Spin Its Position On Reporting Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 22 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

No matter how Agudath Israel of America tries to spin it, according to them you'll have to ask a rabbi about reporting suspected child sexual abuse. And that consultation could easily take days – days that the child is still...


August 7, 2011: Stop Funding Shomrim, NY Post Says
Comments: 28 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Obstructing the police is bad enough. But it’s completely unacceptable if that obstruction is being funded by the taxpayer. Originally published at 4:18 am CDT 8-7-11. Shomrim shanda New York Post Editorial Obstructing the police is bad enough. But it’s...


August 6, 2011: Levi Aron "Borderline Retarded," Friend Says
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Brooklyn butcher Levi Aron is a karaoke-obsessed wacko who can't sing a note and loves Hootie & the Blowfish, his closest pal said Friday – from Riker's Island. Pal: Karaoke-crazed killer Levi Aron obsessed with singing, 'borderline retarded' BY Henrick...


August 5, 2011: Program Note
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Mark Meyer Appel of the Voice of Justice will be live on the radio Satuday night talking about the Leiby Kletzky murder and about the need to help survivors of child sexual abuse. Mark Meyer Appel, center. Midnight Eastern Time...


August 5, 2011: Video From Levi Aron's Court Appearance
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Here's video of Levi Aron's court appearance yesterday.


August 5, 2011: Chabad Rabbi's Comments On Child Sex Abuse Spark Legal Fight
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A LEGAL battle has begun between a prominent Sydney rabbi and the country's main Jewish newspaper over a story about his alleged attitude to reporting child sexual abuse. Rabbi's comments spark war of words with Jewish paper Josephine Tovey •...


August 5, 2011: Bnei Brak Rabbi Indicted For Child Sex Abuse
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An indictment was filed in Tel Aviv District Court today against a teacher from the ultra-Orthodox city of Bnei Brak who is accused of sodomizing and sexually abusing one his students, a 12-year-old boy. Originally published at 11:21 am CDT...


August 5, 2011: Escape From The Cult
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Her detailed testimony about the physical, sexual and emotional abuse inflicted on the household's women and children led to an investigation that ended with the police and welfare authorities raiding the house. The women and children were sent to shelters;...


August 4, 2011: Levi Aron Claims He Was Groped As A Teen
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Asked if he knew of any sex crimes against children, confessed child killer Levi Aron replied the he was groped on the subway when he was 18. "But I never did that to a child because I don't swing that...


August 4, 2011: D.A. Says No Plea Bargain For Levi Aron
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Brooklyn D.A. Charles Hynes says no plea bargain from confessed child killer Levi Aron, who pleaded innocent today to the murder of 8-year-old Leiby kletzky.


August 4, 2011: Levi Aron Fit To Stand Trial
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Updated. Confessed murderer of Leiby Kletzky pleads not guilty. Insanity defense still possible. Move for change of venue likely. Update 11:55 am CDT – Here is a summary of what took place in court today: 1. Levi Aron’s attorneys are...


August 4, 2011: What Causes A Cult Leader To Be A Cult Leader, And A Follower A Follower?
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An indictment filed in the Jerusalem District Court charges three men with the heinous abuse of six women and their children, including beatings and rape. The Jerusalem-based ultra-Orthodox cult to which they belonged was exposed when one of the women...


August 4, 2011: Chabad Rabbi Forced Out Over Child Sex Abuse Views
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Rabbi Feldman claimed he was “misquoted, misconstrued and misrepresented,” and the Rabbinical Council of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia) wrote that the AJN “distorted and presented out of context with damaging effect.” However, the first concerns about Rabbi Feldman’s comments...


August 4, 2011: Video: Borough Park Still Reeling 3 Weeks After Leiby Kletzky Murder
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Levi Aron, the confessed murderer of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky, is due in court today. While supporters of the Kletzky family plan on packing the courtroom, the rest of Borough Park is still reeling from the gruesome murder. The video player...


August 3, 2011: Confessed Child Murderer Levi Aron Due In Court Tomorow
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New details of the murder of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky may be revealed at tomorrow's hearing. Confessed Child Butcher Levi Aron Due In Court Tomorrow Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Confessed child butcher Levi Aron is due in court tomorrow for arraignment...


August 2, 2011: Author Of Anonymous Book On Haredi Child Sex Abuse Outs Herself
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"Eishes Chayil" is Judy Brown, the daughter of Ruthie Lichtenstein, the publisher of Hamodia, the large hasidic-owned ultra-Orthodox daily newspaper based in Brooklyn. From the Huffington Post: …When I first tried to write about abuse in our community, to use...


August 2, 2011: Agudah Spokesman Says Rabbis To Vet Child Sex Abuse Alegations No More Than A Phone Call Away
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“Rabbis who have ministered to families for many years are very likely to have dealt with such issues, and those who have, and who have consulted with mental health professionals and other experts, are most qualified to responsibly handle questions...


August 1, 2011: Video: Older Brother Of Haredi Child Sex Abuser Arrested – For Child Sexual Abuse
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Police detectives arrested Shmul M. Dym, 31, of Monsey on two felony counts involving improper sexual contact with a child. Related Post: Older Brother Of Haredi Child Sex Abuser Arrested – For Child Sexual Abuse.


August 1, 2011: Older Brother Of Haredi Child Sex Abuser Arrested – For Child Sexual Abuse
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Police detectives arrested Shmul M. Dym, 31, of Monsey on two felony counts involving improper sexual contact with a child during at least a three-month period. Ramapo sex offender's brother charged with sex abuse of 2 boys Steve Lieberman •...


August 1, 2011: Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi Accused Of Raping 13-Year-Old Girl Is Jailed
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Rabbi David Ben-Haham Hafuta, accused of using mystical threats to force a 13-year-old girl to have sex with with him, has been remanded to custody until the outcome of his trial. Israeli Rabbi Accused Of Child Rape Remanded Until End...


August 1, 2011: Ultra-Orthodox Child Abuse Ring Busted In Jerusalem
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Three haredi men allegedly lured and sexually abused dozens of haredi children. The three would share children and abuse them in a group setting. Ynet is reporting that Jerusalem police arrested three haredi men, ages 42, 45 and 67, for...


August 1, 2011: Chabad Rabbi Who Said Not To Report Child Sex Abuse To Police Steps Down
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Earlier, Chabad Rabbi Yosef Feldman issued a farcial statement claiming his views had been taken out of context and misrepresented. Feldman threatened to sue the newspapers that published emails he sent objecting to reporting suspected pedophiles to police, and chiding...


July 31, 2011: Lawyers Hope DA Will Cut Levi Aron A Deal To Spare Leiby Kletzky's Family From Knowing The Horrendous Details Of The Murder
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The young legal eagles are gearing up for the case of their lives as accused killer Levi Aron is set to appear in Brooklyn Supreme Court Thursday on murder charges for snatching and butchering little Leiby Kletzky. "It's not about...


July 31, 2011: Haredi Vigilantes Interfere With Cops But Are Government Funded Anyway
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Jewish vigilante groups like Shomrim, unskilled and ill-equipped for police work, and all too often driven by religious proscriptions to keep their community’s crimes out of the public eye, are being paid to interfere with the authorities by New York..

 

 

 

July 31, 2011: Video: Pedophilia In Crown Heights
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PIX 11 reports on the arrest of Rabbi Moshe Keller. I think Mary Murphy's report is is overstated. There are still many pedophiles in Crown Heights and in Chabad in general, and there are coverups – like in Melbourne, Australia....


July 31, 2011: President Of OHEL On Child Sexual Abuse
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Moshe Hellman says OHEL always follows the law, that OHEL's therapists and other professionals are mandated reporters, and it is up to them to report abuse. He also claims there is a New York City law that prevents reporting pedophiles...


July 30, 2011: President Of Haredi Org Accused Of Covering Up Child Sex Abuse Live On Air Tonight
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Moshe Hellman, the president of OHEL, will be on air live at midnight eastern time to discuss child sexual abuse and family problems. OHEL has long been accused by anti-child sexual abuse activists and women's rights activists of covering up...


July 30, 2011: Fury Mounts Over Chabad Rabbi's Call To Not Tell Cops About Child Sexual Abuse
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A high-profile Chabad rabbi is fighting calls for his resignation after he urged rabbis to deal with allegations of child abuse themselves rather than report it to police. Fury over Rabbi Eli Feldman's view on child sex Jesse Phillips •...


July 29, 2011: Who Would Defend Confessed Child Murderer Levi Aron?
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Levi Aron's new attorney would – and is. And now she explains why, on video.


July 29, 2011: Agudah's Senior Staffer Says We Must Do More To Protect Our Kids From "The Dangerous Outside World"
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Rabbi Chaim David Zwiebel, asked to comment on the murder and dismemberment of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky by another Orthodox Jew, says the danger is from the outside. not from within. Here is Rabbi Zwiebel's quote with emphasis added: “The question...


July 28, 2011: An Accused Pedophile And Rapist As A Shomrim Member?
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The Borough Park Shomrim have a member who has been accused (but not charged) of pedophilia and accused of rape. Worse yet, the man participated in the search for Leiby Kletzky, driving throughout Borough Park in an SUV, wearing a...


July 28, 2011: And The Schick Spills Forth Again
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Orthodox apologist Marvin Schick attacks The Jewish Week for its reporting of the Leiby Kletzky murder. "As the Kletzky family began the shiva period and Jews everywhere joined in their mourning, and as millions of persons who are not Jewish...


July 27, 2011: Major Gathering On Kletzky Murder Features Head Rabbi Who Says Don't Report Suspected Child Sex Abuse To Cops
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The Novominsker Rebbe, Yaakov Perlow, is the head of Agudath Israel of America's Supreme Council of Torah Sages. He wants all child sexual abuse, except sexual abuse you see happen with your own eyes, reported to rabbis, not police. And...


July 27, 2011: Top Rabbi Says Don't Report Suspected Pedophiles To Police
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Among his assertions were that anyone who reported a paedophile would be responsible if the pedophile was raped in prison. He also said abuse should be dealt with, when legally possible, outside the legal system. Rabbi ‘should step down’ JOSHUA...


July 27, 2011: A Pedophile In Geulah
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Israel's Channel 1 reports that a pedophile who preyed on haredi children – usually Sefardic haredi children – in the Geulah neighborhood of Jerusalem had a diary he kept that lists 70 children who were sexually assaulted in bathrooms, shuls,...


July 26, 2011: Rabbinical Court Opens Sex Abuse Debate In Haredi Community
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A rabbinical court has brought the long-hidden issue of sexual abuse in Montreal's Orthodox Jewish community out into the open. Rabbinical court opens sex abuse debate in orthodox community Marian Scott • Postmedia News MONTREAL — A rabbinical court has...


July 26, 2011: Video: Thousands Attend Memorial Gathering For Leiby Kletzky
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Thousands of people, primarily haredim, attended a Borough Park memorial gathering last night for murdered 8-year-old hasidic boy Leiby Kletzky. As you can see, Yiddish and Hebrew were the primary languages of the memorial gathering: [Hat Tip: Burich.]


July 26, 2011: Crown Heights Alleged Pedophile Arrested
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Rabbi Moshe Keller will now face child sexual abuse charges. Details on Keller. More Keller Details. [Hat Tip: MMA.] Update 11:13 pm CDT – According to CrownHeightsWatch, Keller was released on $5,000 bail and had to turn over his passport...


July 26, 2011: RCA Tells Mandated Reporters To Call Police Immediately On Suspicion Of Child Sexual Abuse – Everyone Else, Call Your Rabbi
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"As always where the facts are uncertain one should use common sense and consultations with experts, both lay and rabbinic, to determine, how and when to report such matters to the authorities." Read the statement below carefully. Most cases of...


July 25, 2011: Talking About Child Safety After Leiby
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That [the accused killer] was someone who resembled one of ours — one of us who seemed to be someone familiar to this child — was especially horrendous for members of the Orthodox and hasidic community. That was probably the...


July 25, 2011: Neighbors Try To Raise $1 Million For New Kletzky House
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Neighbors who opened their hearts to slain Brooklyn boy Leiby Kletzky's family are now opening their wallets, trying to raise money to move the family from its ramshackle apartment to a new home free from the painful memories. Neighbors unite...


July 25, 2011: Rabbi: More Background Checks Needed
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A senior community rabbi has suggested all Jewish community workers and volunteers apply for a police background check, regardless of whether or not they directly supervise children. Rabbi: more police checks needed DALIA SABLE AND NAOMI LEVIN • Australian Jewish...


July 25, 2011: Video: Leiby Kletzky Memorial Candlelight Vigil
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Video and exclusive pictures from the vigil held last night in Kensington, Brooklyn for the murdered 8-year-old hasidic boy, Leiby Kletzky.


July 24, 2011: Tonight: Candlelight Vigil To Honor Leiby Kletzky
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A candlelight vigil will be held tonight in Kensington, Brooklyn memory of a eight-year-old Leiby Kletzky, who disappeared and was found murdered in the neighborhood earlier this month. I don't know who is sponsoring this or any details past what...


July 24, 2011: JBAC Sends Letter To NYS Pols About Child Safety
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The letter from the Jewish Board of Advocates for Children lists at least 10 ways public school students are better protected by New York State law than private school and religious school students are. But while the letter notes this...


July 24, 2011: Leiby Kletzky's Father Speaks
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Nachman Kletzky, the father of little Leiby Kletzky, murdered and dismembered by confessed child killer Levi Aron, speaks about remembering his murdered 8-year-old son. From Zev Brenner's Talkline radio show last night. Please click the gray bar to listen: Rabbi...


July 24, 2011: Cops Or No Cops? Rabbi David Zwiebel On Reporting Child Sexual Abuse
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The executive vice president of Agudath Israel of America tried to explain Agudah's position – which he calls the position of the "gedolei haposkim" – on reporting child sexual abuse. Here's the skinny on what Rabbi Zwiebel says is the...


July 24, 2011: Shomrim Saw Key Video Showing Leiby Kletzky But Told Storeowner The Boy On The Video Wasn't Leiby
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According to Rabbi Yaakov German, the amateur detective who found the video that led to confessed killer Levi Aron, Shomrim had a key video 8 or more hours before he did. But Shomrim wrongly decided the boy on the video...


July 23, 2011: Live On Air: Executive VP Of Agudah On Reporting Child Molesters To Police
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Rabbi Chail Dovid Zwiebel, the executive VP of Agudath Israel of America is live on Zev Brenner's radio show tonight to explain Agudah's position that rabbis have to decide on a case-by-case basis whether most cases of child sexual abuse...


July 22, 2011: B&H Photo, Mace Security To Offer Discounted Security Cameras To NYC Residents And Businesses
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B&H Photo, the hasidic-owned camera and electronics discounter, and Mace Security team up to offer discounted security cameras to New York City businesses and residents. B&H employs Levi Aron's father. Press Release Mace and B&H team up for Security Initiative...


July 22, 2011: Agudath Israel Of America Again Tells Mandated Reporters To Violate The Law On Child Sexual Abuse
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Agudath Israel of America's statement posted below, says that in most cases of child sexual abuse, a rabbi must be consulted and only if rabbinic approval is given can police be called. Agudath Israel of America issued this statement today...


July 22, 2011: Former Levi Aron Attorney Mob Linked
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Gerard Marrone had previously represented numerous reputed Mafioso and his name was recently dragged into the federal trial of Bonanno boss Vincent (Vinny Gorgeous) Basciano. Mob associate Salvatore Volpe had testified about discussions to whack Marrone after he tried to...


July 22, 2011: Levi Aron Gets New "Aggressive" Lawyer
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Jennifer McCann "represented Kathleen Prisco, who famously killed her husband and was found not guilty by reason of insanity this past December." Levi Aron Defense Acquires New Lawyer With "Insanity" Experience NBC New York Levi Aron, the 35-year-old hardware store...


July 22, 2011: Serial Killer?
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Police are checking to see if Levi Aron, the confessed killer of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky, has killed before. Cops investigating whether Leiby 'killer' committed other murders LARRY CELONA, HANNAH RAPPLEYE and DANIEL EDWARD ROSEN • New York Post Detectives hauled...


July 22, 2011: How NYPD's 'Car Geek' Broke The Leobby Kletzky Murder
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He's used to busting joyriders and chop-shop operators, but an NYPD "car geek" is being praised for helping to catch Leiby Kletzky's killer. NYPD 'car geek' Tom Burke IDs vehicle in video that Leiby Kletzky entered - and busts open...


July 22, 2011: Feds Don't Want To Prosecute Levi Aron, Report Says
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A new report say the United States Attorney's office does not want to prosecute confessed child killer Levi Aron. Federal jurisdiction can apply because Aron took Leiby Kletzky to New Jersey from New York and back , crossing state lines....


July 21, 2011: Yeshiva College Letter On Child Sexual Abuse
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Chabad's Yeshiva College in Melbourne, Australia sends parents a letter on child sexual abuse after years of allegedly covering up for pedophiles on its staff and mounting pressure from police and its own community. Dear Parents and Friends of Yeshivah...


July 21, 2011: Leiby Kletzky Murdered Because Rabbis Turned Over A Child Rapist To Police, Leading Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi Says
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Annals of Horrific and Idiotic Rabbinic Theodicy Part 2: Yesterday we heard from Rabbi Yehuda Levin, who said gay marriage and abortion caused the Leiby Kletzky murder. Now Rabbi Moshe Green, currently the rosh yeshiva of the Yeshivah D’Monsey, in...


July 21, 2011: Levi Aron Attorney Quits Case
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Gerard Marrone says he can't continue because the case is too emotional for him because he has children of his own. WABC is reporting this . I'll post more details as they come in. I should add that I have...


July 21, 2011: Exclusive: Borough Park Abductions Raise Questions About Haredi Community's Cooperation With Police
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Two unsolved child abductions – one in 2007 and one in 2008 – appear to show that the haredi community's 'cooperation' with police is not at all what it seems. Do Past Borough Park Child Abductions Show The Community Does...


July 21, 2011: New Evidence, Contradictions, In Leiby Kletzky Murder Case
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"The pictures were just the kid and the guy walking behind him," the attendant said. "The man had a hat with glasses. The little boy was dressed like the way they described him when they were looking for him." They...


July 20, 2011: Leiby Kletzky May Have Stayed In Murderer's Apartment On His Own
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Police now believe the boy was killed after Aron returned home from work on the day after Leiby disappeared. They say it's possible that while Aron was at work that day, the boy was in his apartment all day of...


July 20, 2011: Video: Levi Aron Indicted
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Levi Aron is formally indicted for the murder of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky. Suspect indicted in case of N.Y. boy who was drugged, smothered Nina Golgowski New York (CNN) -- A grand jury indicted Levi Aron on Wednesday as authorities revealed...


July 20, 2011: Leiby Kletzky Drugged, Suffocated, M.E. Says
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An autopsy revealed Leiby Kletzky was given a cocktail of four different drugs and then smothered, officials revealed Wednesday. Leiby was murdered on Tuesday, a day after he went missing and not long before his murderer was found – along...


July 20, 2011: Jewish Community In Turmoil Over Sex Assault Probe
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Jewish community leaders are distancing themselves from a security consultant who continued to perform duties at Chabad's Yeshivah College years after he pleaded guilty to a charge of indecent assault against a teenage student, even though Chabad leaders knew about...


July 20, 2011: Brooklyn Hasidim Consider I.D. Cards For All Kids
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"Last week's incident was 9/11 for the Jewish community. It changed the way we have to think about strangers." The New York Post reports: Hasidic parents terrified by the savage murder of Leiby Kletzky are considering state-issued identification cards for...


July 20, 2011: Levi Aron Indictment May Come Today; DA Refuses To Say If There Were Other Victims
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The formal criminal indictment against confessed child murderer Levi Aron may be filed today, prosecutors say, now the the medical examiner's report fixing time of death and cause of death is complete. And today is the last day of shiva...


July 20, 2011: Are Cops, Shomrim, And The D.A. Covering Up The Truth About The Leiby Kletzky Murder?
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NYPD officials close to the Leiby Kletzky kidnapping-murder investigation are disturbed by Shomrim's "cowboy" tactics and by police commissioner Ray Kelly's refusal to call out Shomrim, despite the evidence against it. Does the evidence show Shomrim's tactics contributed to Kletzky's...


July 20, 2011: Video: The Amateur Detective Who "Cracked" The Kletzky Case
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New video footage of Yaakov German explaining how he found the secuity tapes that led to Leiby Kletzky's killer. German was working alone. He wasn't a Shomrim member. Related Posts: The Surveillance Video Narrated By Yaakov German. The Amateur Detective...


July 19, 2011: Obama Makes Shiva Phone Call To Kletzky Family, Report Says
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Israeli reports say US President Barack Obama called the family of the murdered 8-year-old hasidic boy, Leiby Kletzky, who was abducted, murdered and dismembered last week by confessed child killer Levi Aron. According to Kikar Shabbat and Behadrei Haredim, President...


July 19, 2011: Have Rachmanis On Levi Aron’s Family, Defense Lawyer Says
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Levi Aron's family is "distraught," just like the family of Levi Kletzky, Pierre Bazile says. Have Rachmanis On Levi Aron’s Family, Defense Lawyer Says Aron Family is “Distraught” Just Like Victim’s Family, Pierre Bazile Says Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Pierre...


July 19, 2011: DA Vows Swift Justice, Dismisses Insanity Defense
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"Sometimes I wonder about what goes through defense lawyers' minds," DA Charles Hynes said after his shiva call to Kletzky's parents in Borough Park. DA Vows Swift Justice Charles Hynes Says His Office Is Almost Ready To Prosecute Hynes Also...


July 19, 2011: Shul Asks Chabad Security Consultant Accused Of Pedophilia To Step Down
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Several former students of Yeshivah College have lodged statements to police alleging they were molested by David Cyprys, a security guard who also taught karate. The Elwood Talmud Torah Congregation, an Orthodox synagogue, has asked Mr Cyprys to stand down...


July 19, 2011: Insane?
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Attorneys said to be preparing insanity defense for confessed child butcher Levi Aron. The New York Daily News reports that Levi Aron's attorneys are preparing an insanity defense for Aron, who they say hears voices and has an "abnormal" demeanor....

 

 

 

July 19, 2011: Israel Weingarten Changes Attorneys – Again
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The Satmar hasid convicted of raping his daughter over a many year period and transporting her internationally to do so is due to be re-sentenced in September because one count of his conviction was thrown out by the appeals court...


July 19, 2011: Mayor, Commish Pay Shiva Call To Kletzky Family; Commish Says Investigation Going "Slowly"
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New York City's mayor Michael Bloomberg and its police commissioner Ray Kelly paid a 15 minute shiva (condolence) call to the family of the murdered and dismembered 8-year-old hasidic boy, Leiby Kletzky last night. Mayor, Commish Pay Shiva Call To...


July 18, 2011: Video: Lawyers Meet With Levi Aron, Third Neighbor Says Aron Tried To Lure Boy Into Car
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A neighbor says that about 6 months ago, confessed child murderer Levi Aron tried to lure his son into the same gold car Aron used to drive Leiby Kletzky. The man – a hasid – did not make a police...


July 18, 2011: Orthodox Man Charged With Child Sexual Abuse
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The Chicago-area man allegedly sexually abused his son's friend over a four year period. Man charged with abusing boy for 4 years Brian Slodysko • Chicago Tribune Bail was set at $250,000 in Cook County Bond Court today for a...


July 18, 2011: Investigators Search Tennessee, Arkansas And Florida For More Victims Of Levi Aron
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Authorities were busy not only at Aron’s home, allegedly where the murder happened, but in other places in the country. Using Aron’s DNA, police were investigating whether he may be connected to any other cases of child abuse – or...


July 18, 2011: Another Look At The Leiby Kletzky Surveillance Video
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Yakov German narrates the Leiby Kletzky surveillance video. His story seems to vary slightly from Hatzolah's story, which itself seems to vary slightly from the NYPD's story, and many people think the video doesn't support any of the versions.


July 18, 2011: Cops Think Levi Aron Had Bizarre "Fondness" For Kids
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Although Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has said it doesn't appear that Leiby was molested before he was killed and carved up, DNA evidence could help clarify the circumstances surrounding the boy's death, sources said. Cops believe that the twice-married Aron...


July 17, 2011: Rabbi During The Leiby Kletzky Search: Call Rabbis, Not Police, To Report Child Abuse
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Speaking Tuesday night in Flatbush in the Bostoner beit midrash at the Irgun Shiurei Torah conference as the search for Leiby Kletzky was in full frantic swing, the vice-president of Agudath Israel of America's Moetzet Gedolei HaTorah, Supreme Council of...


July 17, 2011: Orthodox Rules Shield "Fiends" From Cops
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The close-knit ultra-Orthodox Jewish community insists that rabbis, not the NYPD, get the first phone call about a suspected child abuser. Orthodox rules shield fiends from cops LINDA STASI and SUSAN EDELMAN • New York Post The close-knit Orthodox Jewish...


July 17, 2011: Audio: Shomrim And Misaskim Speak About The Search For Leiby Kletzky
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Hessed , Pedophilia
 

The leader of Borough Park's Shomrim and the leader of Misaskim speak about the search for Leiby Kletzky, the confessed murderer Levi Aron, and the murder. Brenner cut off or minimized any criticism of Shomrim by callers, and he did...


July 16, 2011: Councilman David Greenfield Says The Holocaust Is Why Hasidim Don't Report Crimes To Police
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On NPR, Greenfield blames the Holocaust but never mentions the Jewish law of mesira, the prohibition against informing on another Orthodox Jew, and the rabbis who enforce it, that is the major reason most crimes are not reported to police....


July 16, 2011: Confessed Child Murderer's Confession So Bizarre It Leaves Experts Confused
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Confessed child butcher Levi Aron's crime was so barbaric and his confession so bizarre that it has even left experts baffled. Levi Aron's confession about 'panicking,' bringing Leiby to wedding so bizarre experts are confused BY Rich Schapiro • NEW...


July 16, 2011: Did Levi Aron Really Take Leiby Kletzky To A Wedding In New Square?
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Guests at Monday's wedding of Yakov Morsel and Dina Munk in New Square already knew that an 8-year-old Hasidic boy had vanished earlier in the day in Brooklyn. What they didn't know was that the man who would be accused...


July 16, 2011: Levi Aron Not Insane, First Wife Says
Comments: 6 | Categories: BTs , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

"His soul is doomed forever. He will have Yom Kippur forever in his life! Trust me, this man is sane!" Raised by overly strict parents who became religious later in life, Aron "was very lonely because he was rejected by...


July 16, 2011: Neighbor: Levi Aron Tried To Kidnap My Son, Too!
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A woman who lives three doors down from "the Butcher of Brooklyn" said yesterday that Levi Aron had tried to kidnap her young son right off their block, but that she scared him away with her screams. A Facebook "friend"...


July 16, 2011: Did Shomrim Really Call Police?
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Mrs. Kletzky contacted the Brooklyn South Shomrim Safety Patrol at 6:14 p.m. Monday, and they began searching for her son, Leiby. Eventually, the Brooklyn South Shomrim called for assistance—from the Flatbush Shomrim Safety Patrol. Jacob Daskal, coordinator for the Brooklyn...


July 15, 2011: Shomrim Was Warned Levi Aron Was Stalking A Boy 2 Weeks Before Murder
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Leiby Kletzky may not be the first boy targeted for harm by accused child killer Levi Aron in a tight-knit Hasidic Jewish community in Brooklyn, N.Y. A source close to the shomrim, a neighborhood watch group in the Jewish community,...


July 15, 2011: Statement From Kletzky Family
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The family of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky issue a statement on the horrific murder of their son and the search that tried to prevent it. Here's the main text of the statement posted by the New York Daily News: "We are...


July 15, 2011: Levi Aron Gets Pych Exam, CSI Back At Aron House, Video Of Aron In Court
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Crime scene investigators went back on Friday to the home of a 35-year-old hardware store clerk accused of abducting an 8-year-old Brooklyn boy off the street and killing him. Officials say they recovered the towel allegedly used to suffocate the...


July 15, 2011: Yeshiva Students Found Murder's Car
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Police Commissioner Raymond Kelley publicly credited Shomrim for locating the gold car that was used to lure Leibby Kletzky to his death, but according to Yiddish weekly newspaper Der Yid, it was a pair of Flatbush yeshiva bochurim who spotted...


July 15, 2011: Chabad Allowed Convicted Child Molester Full Access To School, Students, Report Says
Comments: 91 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Chabad's Yeshiva College in Melbourne continued to allow a member of the community access to its campus, years after he pleaded guilty to a charge of indecent assault against a teenage student at the school. This man allegedly molested more...


July 15, 2011: Levi Aron Sex-Crazed Psycho, Ex-Wife's Court Papers Say
Comments: 29 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Child killer Levi Aron was a sex-crazed psycho who needed meds to handle a "behavior disorder" and was violent during his time in Tennessee, his ex-wife charged in court papers. Ex tagged Leiby's 'killer' as a sex sicko MEGAN HARRIS...


July 15, 2011: Child Killer Levi Aron Sings
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Music , Pedophilia
 

Levi Aron perfoming "No Air" with Hinarae Matsuyoshi, known as isledancer on singsnap.com, a karaoke website. She lives in Hawaii. [Hat Tip: Here Levi Aron sing.]


July 15, 2011: Hasidic Amateur Detective Credited With Finding Alleged Child Killer
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Yaakov German isn't a cop or a private detective. He's a property manager and father of 12 with a reputation as a do-gooder. By banging on doors and scrutinizing grainy video, he uncovered crucial clues that led cops to confessed...


July 15, 2011: Shomrim Claims Levi Aron Was Not On Its List Of Known Pervs
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A Jewish patrol in Borough Park keeps a list of suspected child predators, but Levi Aron's name wasn't on it. "No one ever complained to us about him," Borough Park Shomrim member Jacob Daskel said. The list has 15 names...


July 15, 2011: Video: Child Kidnap Survivor Talks About Leibby Kletzky Murder
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Child kidnapping victim Elizabeth Smart, who was held prisoner for 9 months buy a man who sexually assaulted her, talks about the Leibby Kletzky murder-kidnapping.


July 15, 2011: Video: Keeping Your Children Safe
Comments: 0 | Categories: Child Safety , Crime, etc. , Pedophilia
 

Part One of what will hopefully be an ongoing series of posts on what you can do to protect your children.


July 15, 2011: Coverup? Chabad Yeshiva, Jewish Community Council Try To Spin Response To Sex Abuse Allegations
Comments: 6 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria and Chabad's Yeshiva Centre issued statements following the announcement of a police investigation into alleged sexual assaults on students between 1989 and 1993. But are the statements part of a coverup? Yeshiva and JCCV...


July 14, 2011: Levi Aron Pleads Not Guilty
Comments: 53 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The admitted killer of 8-year-old Leibby Kletzky pleads not guilty as his attorney says Aron "hears voices" and should be put on a suicide watch. Brooklyn Man Pleads Not Guilty To Boy's Brutal Murder NY1 News Levi Aron pleaded not...


July 14, 2011: Prominent Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi Comes Out Against Agudath Israel Of America Policy
Comments: 32 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

It is time to forever bury the myth that reports of pedophilia can be managed and dealt with by committees of rabbonim, even for a short time. It is time to bury the myth that there is a serious halachic...


July 14, 2011: Video: Levi Aron Transported By Cops
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The admitted child killer gets a ride with police. [Hat Tip: Burich.]


July 14, 2011: Leibby Kletzky Tried To Fight Off His Murderer, Cops Now Say
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Little Leiby Kletzky fought for his life as psycho Levi Aron allegedly smothered the boy before chopping him up into pieces, police said today. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said suspect Levi Aron, 35, had scratches on his arms and wrists...


July 14, 2011: More Evidence Of Bizarre Behavior Surfaces – "You know when you see Charles Manson, he has that look in his eye? Levi had that look."
Comments: 82 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The 35-year-old plumbing-supply store stockboy made his neighbors' skin crawl with the rides he gave neighborhood kids in his clunker Honda Prelude and the way he'd stare at local elementary-school students in a playground. "The parents on the block wouldn't...


July 14, 2011: Child Killer's Gruesome Confession
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My name is Levi Aron... On Monday evening around 5:30 I went to my dentist, Dr. Sorcher, to make a payment for visit for exam routine. A boy approached me on where the Judaica book store was. He was still...


July 14, 2011: Levi Aron Tried To Lure Another Ultra-Orthodox Boy Into Car, Police Say
Comments: 19 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The alleged murderer of Leibby Kletzky tried to lure the son of a neighbor into his car, the New York Police Department's spokesman says. The New York Times reports: …Mr. Aron had lived in Memphis for a year or so,...


July 14, 2011: Alleged Child Murderer "Disturbed Young Man," Worked As A Butcher
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Levi Aron worked as a security guard and as a butcher at Krogers while he lived in Memphis. Orthodox rabbi there says he knew Aron who he called a "loner" and a "very disturbed young man." Former rabbi describes Brooklyn...


July 13, 2011: Thousands Attend Funeral Of Murdered Boy
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With shock and grief clutching Borough Park in Brooklyn, thousands of mourners and residents poured into a neighborhood courtyard Wednesday evening for the funeral of an 8-year-old Brooklyn boy who was abducted and killed this week as he walked home...


July 13, 2011: Video: Murderer Allegedly Knew Klatzky Family
Comments: 38 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Levi Aron allegedly knew the family of the boy he murdered, Leibby Kletzky. If true, this would call into question the NYPD's official version of the crime. As a person who has dealt extensively with child sexual abuse (and with...


July 13, 2011: Video: Levi Aron's Neighbors React To Murder
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Neighbors describe a polite, quiet man who only seemed to interact socially with children.


July 13, 2011: In Borough Park, Whispers About A Loner
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Sender Berkovits, 62, a professor at Touro College, said he’s known the Aron family for decades. Berkovits and several other neighbors interviewed Wednesday said that the family had had more than its share of troubles, with many saying that Aron’s...


July 13, 2011: Video: Alleged Murder's Ex-Wife Speaks
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Debbie Kivel speaks about her ex-husband who she met on sawyouatsinai.com and the murder of Leibby Kletzky. Suspect's Ex-Wife Shocked over NYC Murder: MyFoxMEMPHIS.com [Hat Tip: Seymour.]


July 13, 2011: Ohel Statement: How To Talk To Your Child About The Leibby Kletzky Murder
Comments: 20 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Everyone is horrified by the events of the past two days and that a young child walking home could be abducted and murdered. How do we explain this to our children? How do we help them, and for that matter...


July 13, 2011: Statement From D.A. Charles Hynes On The Murder Of Leibby Kletzky
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Brooklyn's district attorney talks briefly about the case and says he wants Levi Aron to get the max.


July 13, 2011: Murder Suspect's Ex-Wife "In Shock"
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"I am in shock. I am not believing this," Debbie Kivel, 34, told The Post after hearing the news. "He loved children. He loved kids. My kids are now 13 and 10, but when we were married they were younger...


July 13, 2011: Leibby Kletzky Funeral Tonight
Comments: 23 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Details… Hatzolah is reporting that the funeral of 8-year-old Leibby Kletzky, who was murdered last night, will be at 7:00 pm: HatzolahNYC HATZOLAH NYC The Levaya of Hayeled Lieby Keletzky Hy"d Will Be 7:00PM on 56st Bet. 16 x 17...


July 13, 2011: Video: Borough Park Mothers React To The Leibby Kletzky Murder
Comments: 27 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Mothers in Borough Park talk about crime, sex abuse and the murder of 8-year-old Leibby Kletzky by a fellow Orthodox Jew. [Hat Tip: Los.]


July 13, 2011: Agudath Israel of America Statement On The Murder of Leibby Kletzky
Comments: 30 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

…The circumstances of this young boy's death are shocking and horrifying. With broken hearts, we offer our divrei tanchumin to the members of the grieving mishpacha, and are mispallel that they have strength and fortitude. May the incredible dedication and...


July 13, 2011: Police Statement On Leibby Kletzky Murder
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NYPD's Police Commissioner just finished making a statement and answering questions in a news conference. He said Shomrim was very helpful in the investigation but the large numbers of search teams, posters, etc., scared Aron and that's why he killed...


July 13, 2011: Ultra-Orthodox Singer Convicted Of Child Sexual Abuse
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

David Bruckner was arrested in January 2010. Offering the 12-year-old to accompany him to synagogue and promising him that when they got there he would give the child a free CD. When in fact they arrived at their destination Bruckner...


July 12, 2011: A Missing Child And An Urgent Lesson To Be Learned
Comments: 62 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

It is now more than 24 hours since 9-year-old Leibby Kletzky disappeared on his way home from day camp. Is there a lesson that must be learned from this sad and terrifying episode? Leibby Kletzky: left the Boyan Day Camp...

 

 

July 11, 2011: Crown Heights Beit Din Says Report Child Sexual Abuse To Police
Comments: 38 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Pedophilia
 

Mesirah (the prohibition against informing) and arka'ot (the prohibition against going to secular courts) do not apply in situations where there is evidence of abuse, and it is forbidden to remain silent, beit din says. I'm told there was a...


July 10, 2011: Ongoing Coverup Of Chabad Yeshiva Child Sexual Abuse Scandal Alleged
Comments: 12 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Manny Waks, a leader of the Australian Jewish community and an alleged victim of a child molester at Chabad's Yeshiva College speaks out on ABC radio in Melborne, Australia about the child sexual abuse scandal and coverup. Here's the audio…...


July 7, 2011: In His Own Words: Victim Of Child Sexual Abuse At Chabad School Speaks Out
Comments: 13 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

While the perpetrators’ responsibilities are obvious, the negligence of Yeshivah Centre must be seriously addressed, both in terms of seeking justice for what did occur, and in terms of preventing such cases from reoccurring. Whether or not there was no...


July 7, 2011: Two More Alleged Chabad Child Molesters Revealed, Coverup Claimed
Comments: 26 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

''I said to Rabbi Groner: 'How can you give this person access to children?' Rabbi Groner pleaded with me not to take it further. He said to me that [the alleged perpetrator] was getting help from a psychiatrist. I said:...


July 6, 2011: Police Investigating Another Australian Haredi Molestation Case
Comments: 35 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Malka Leifer, a former principal of the Adass Israel Girls' School, fled to Israel in 2008 after the school board sacked her following complaints of inappropriate conduct with students. At the time, parents told The Age that Ms Leifer, a...


July 6, 2011: Nowhere Left To Hide
Comments: 9 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Perhaps the single most distressing thing about the David Kramer case, is not how many Yeshiva College students he preyed upon, or that he was quietly shipped out of Yeshiva and sent packing to the USA to strike again, but...


June 30, 2011: Agudath Israel of America Allegedly Pressuring Yeshivas And Camps To Hire Convicted Sex Offender Rabbi Yehuda Kolko
Comments: 28 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Agudah is allegedly telling camps and yeshivas to book buses through Rabbi Yehuda Kolko's new booking agency. Why the strong arm tactics to help a convicted sex offender? Because allegedly Agudah believes Kolko – whose crimes are very well documented...


June 30, 2011: Chabad Girl Raped And Pimped Out By Gang Of Thugs
Comments: 56 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Pedophilia
 

A Brooklyn girl was robbed of her teenage years by a gang of creeps who repeatedly raped her, beat her and pimped her out, prosecutors said Wednesday. But the brave teen - who was brutalized for eight years starting at...


June 27, 2011: Haredim Move To Oppose Change In Status Quo; Move May Impact Sex Abuse Reporting
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

The Supreme Court is considering whether a parochial school has the right to fire employees at will. Traditionally, religious organizations have been given a lot of latitude when it comes to compliance with employment and discrimination laws, primarily because of...


June 27, 2011: Lawyer Charged In Violent Child Porn Ring Dead
Comments: 19 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

Moshe Gerstein, who attended a day school in Massachusetts and who often served as his Orthodox synagogue's Torah reader, was found dead in Mexico, reports say, apparently a suicide. Moshe Gerstein, NYC lawyer with Longmeadow ties, dies after authorities charge...


June 23, 2011: Report: Chabad Allegedly Helped Pedophile Flee Possible Prosecution
Comments: 18 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Accusations have been rife that Kramer had been accused of sexually abusing boys and was forced by the Yeshivah administration, then led by the late head of Chabad in Australia Rabbi Yitzchok Dovid Groner, to leave the school and the...


June 21, 2011: Head Of Chabad Australia Allegedly Covered Up Sex Abuse, Allowed Perv To Escape
Comments: 39 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

"The Kramer case provides a great opportunity to trace the failure of segments of the Jewish community to their source. If only the problem had been addressed in Australia … the victim in St Louis and countless others would have...


June 20, 2011: Haredi Man Allegedly Rapes 12 Year Old
Comments: 26 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

Police in Jerusalem arrested an ultra-Orthodox man in his 30s today for sexually assaulting a homeless 12-year-old girl. Police in Jerusalem arrested an ultra-Orthodox man in his 30s today for sexually assaulting a homeless 12-year-old girl. The Jerusalem Post reports...


June 17, 2011: Chabad Controlled Rabbinical Council Says Mesira, Prohibition Of Going To Secular Court, Do Not Apply To Child Sexual Abuse
Comments: 34 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

“[The RCV] affirms its halakhic position that the prohibitions of mesirah (reporting crimes to secular authorities) and arka’at (adjudication in civil courts) do not apply in cases of abuse.” Originally published Thursday, June 16 at 10:28 pm CDT. Via email:...


June 17, 2011: Montreal Beit Din Issues Community Advisory
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A summer warning for parents to speak to their children about sexual abuse. [Hat Tip: Nuchem's Helper.]


June 16, 2011: Accused Pedophile Meir Dascalowitz Committed To Mental Institution
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Dascalowitz was judged to be unfit to stand trial and was just committed to a mental institution. Meir Dascalowitz's attorney wanted a month delay before commitment because Dascalowitz's wife had just left him and Dascalowitz's mother has cancer, but the...


June 15, 2011: Police Need Your Help
Comments: 19 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Australian police are investigating sexual assaults that may have taken place at Chabad's Yeshiva College in Elsternwick between 1989 and 1993.


June 13, 2011: Rabbi Charged With Raping 12 Year Old Girl
Comments: 47 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia , Sefardim
 

A ultra-Orthodox Sefardic rabbi from Netanya was charged on Monday with raping a 12-year-old girl. David Hafuta, 64, who prayed at the same synagogue as the minor, allegedly assaulted her on several occasions between July 2010 and May of this...


June 7, 2011: Chicago Center For Torah And Chesed Honors Alleged Sex Offender
Comments: 17 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia , Women & Judaism
 

Yosef Meystel was accused of child molestation during the time he was the administrator of the Rabbi Naftali Riff Yeshiva in South Bend, Indiana, and misconduct when he was the administrator of a nursing home owned by Rabbi Morris Esformes,...


June 5, 2011: If Ohel Broke The Law, What Could Happen To David Mandel?
Comments: 28 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

When Ohel under David Mandel's leadership made Elliot Pasik – an attorney, not a medical professional – a 'consultant,' showed (an incomplete) patient file and asked him to write an evaluation of Ohel's handling of the case, did Ohel violate...


June 3, 2011: The Questions Ohel Won't Answer
Comments: 32 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The behemoth Orthodox/ultra-Orthodox Brooklyn-based social services agency is under fire. I asked Ohel's CEO, David Mandel (pictured at right), two questions that, if properly answered would go a long way toward fixing the agency's damaged public image. But David Mandel...


June 2, 2011: Video: Documentary On Ultra-Orthodox Child Sexual Abuse
Comments: 14 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Film , Haredim , Media , Pedophilia
 

A Canadian television network made a documentary on haredi child sexual abuse as part of a larger series on religious sexual abuse. Here is the episode on haredi pedophilia:


June 1, 2011: What's Good For The Church Is Good For The Gander
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The New York Times criticized the Catholic Church for its stand on child sexual abuse reporting. Now Agudath Israel of America has announce a policy that mirrors the Church. Shouldn't the Times condemn Agudah's policy, as well? When Religious Doctrine...


June 1, 2011: What Ohel Has Done?
Comments: 45 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Ohel, the Brooklyn-based Orthodox/ultra-Orthodox social services agency, seems to have violated its professional code of ethics – but so, it seems, has a noted child victims advocate. Originally published Tuesday May 31 at 11:14 pm CST. Hella Winston writing in...


June 1, 2011: Expert Warns Zionist Orthodox Rabbis On Denial Of Child Sexual Abuse
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

The denial and complacency within the Zionist Orthodox population regarding sexual assault of minors is wrong and harmful to the victims, an expert warned a forum of educators on Wednesday – emphasizing the danger of the belief that a rabbinic...


May 29, 2011: Chabad Magazine Promotes Accused Serial Rapist
Comments: 78 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Rabbi Ben Zion Sobel is accused of raping dozens of boys. Yet Chabad's Beis Moshiach Magazine has a long article praising him and stressing Sobel's connection to the late Lubavitcher Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson, who encouraged him to teach boys....


May 27, 2011: An Ultra-Orthodox Epidemic
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"There is not a day that goes by that I don't receive one or two calls regarding an overdose. In the past year alone I have gone to well over 15 levayos [funerals] of teens at risk." A reader writes:...


May 26, 2011: Vindicated Rabbi Sues Temple Over Sex Abuse Termination
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Rabbi Bryan Bramly and his wife, Laura, have filed a lawsuit alleging defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress stemming from his 2011 termination from Temple Beth Sholom of the East Valley. Rabbi Bramly sues Temple Beth Sholom SALVATORE CAPUTO...


May 25, 2011: Does Agudath Israel Of America Set The Brooklyn D.A.'s Policy On Reporting Child Sex Abuse?
Comments: 14 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

New York State law says that mandatory reporters who suspect a child has been sexually abused have to report that suspicion to police or to child services. Agudah says Jewish mandatory reporters should not follow New York law, and a...


May 23, 2011: Video: Orthodox Cop Talks About Haredi Child Sexual Abuse
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Rabbis, rabbinic coverups and the endangerment of thousands of ultra-Orthodox children. You'll have to watch it here. For some reason, the embed code isn't working.


May 20, 2011: Setting The Record Straight On Agudath Israel Of America And Child Sexual Abuse
Comments: 25 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Media , Pedophilia
 

The Jewish Star has an erroneous report on Agudath Israel of America's recent conference that misrepresents Agudah's position on reporting child sexual abuse to police. The Jewish Star reports as follows: On the topic of abuse, Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel,...


May 18, 2011: Orthodox Social Worker May Be Called As Witness Against Alleged Haredi Child Abuser, Judge Rules
Comments: 32 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Brooklyn social worker Gavriel Fagen may be called as a witness against Yosef Kolko, (pictured at right and below). Yosef Kolko, a former teacher at Yeshiva Orchos Chaim in Lakewood who was also previously a counselor at Yachad summer camp,...


May 18, 2011: Agudath Israel Of America Says You Have To Ask A Rabbi Before You Can Call The Police On A Child Molester
Comments: 69 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Except in cases where the abuser is caught red handed, Agudah says you should ask a senior rabbi with experience in these issues and, even better, you should ask a full beit din (religious court) made up of senior rabbis...


May 15, 2011: Two Monsey Sex Offenders Have New Addresses
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Two convicted sex offenders recently have moved to new addresses within the town and police have updated their public records in an effort to warn neighbors. Both men now live at new addresses in Monsey. Shimon Rosen, 42, moved to...


May 10, 2011: NY Court Of Appeals Will Hear Case Against Brooklyn D.A.
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

The court will decide whether the Brooklyn District Attorney must release records in the case of the accused haredi child rapist Avrohom Mondrowitz, records that a victims' lawyer believes will show political favoritism for haredim by Hynes. The New York...


May 6, 2011: Accused Haredi Pedophile Meir Dascalowitz May Be Declared Unfit To Stand Trial
Comments: 27 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Two court-appointed psychiatrists believe Meir Dascalowitz is unfit to stand trial, source says. According to a source in the courtroom today, the two court-appointed psychiatrists did not present their written reports at today's hearing. But, based on statements made by...


May 3, 2011: Haredi Man Arrested For Child Sexual Abuse
Comments: 105 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

State Police at Monroe have charged a 52-year-old Kiamesha Lake man with driving a 14-year-old boy to the America’s Best Value Inn located in the Town of Woodbury and having sexual contact with the child. State Police charged Sullivan County...


May 2, 2011: Exclusive: Chabad Hasid Arrested For Sexual Abuse
Comments: 49 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The Crown Heights hasid was charged with Sexual Abuse in the 2nd Degree, Sexual Abuse in the 3rd Degree, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. I exclusively reported the arrest last Friday. The man's name is Moshe Y. "Itzik"...


April 29, 2011: Crown Heights Man Arrested For Allegedly Raping Female Family Member
Comments: 100 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The Chabad hasid is being arraigned in the next two hours in Brooklyn and may be be released on bond. The man, who I will not name until after the details of the arraignment are made public, allegedly raped a...


April 28, 2011: Indictment Against Rabbi Samuel Kellner
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Kellner allegedly tried to extort $400,000 from convicted sex offender Rabbi Baruch Lebovits' family and bribed witnesses against Lebovits. I N D I C T M E N T S U P R E M E C O U R...


April 28, 2011: Public Hearing On NY Child Sexual Abuse Bill Friday Morning
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“Childhood sexual abuse has a horrendous personal impact on victims and their families. We hope to better understand how all of society is affected by these crimes by hearing from experts about the services and support that are provided by...


April 23, 2011: Two Monsey Rabbis Say They Gave Rabbi Samuel Kellner Permission To Turn In Rabbi Baruch Lebovits
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The rabbis, Chaim Avrohom Dovber Flohr and Elimelech Yechezkel Shraga Gold, say Kellner acted correctly and righteously, and that it is forbidden to hurt him or trouble him or, even more so, to inform on him. Update 4:30 am CST...


April 21, 2011: Seders For Survivors Of Sexual Abuse Reported To Be A Success
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Hessed , Pedophilia
 

Hundreds of survivors are said to have attended. Brooklyn seders held for survivors of sexual and physical abuse were reportedly successful. According to Voice of Justice, "hundreds" of survivors attended and the the sponsors were as follows: …THE VOICE OF...


April 18, 2011: Rabbi Baruch Lebovits' Bail
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Anti-sex abuse advocates continue to say that Rabbi Baruch Lebovits – the convicted sex offender whose family was allegedly extorted by Rabbi Samuel Kellner, who bribed witnesses against Lebovits – was not granted bail and will not be released. They...


April 18, 2011: Convicted Sex Offender Rabbi Baruch Lanner May Be In Baltimore Over Passover
Comments: 20 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

The former NCSY head may be visiting his son in Baltimore for Passover. The person who tipped me about Lanner's possible visit to Baltimore wants you to make sure to watch your children closely if Lanner is indeed there.


April 14, 2011: Exclusive: Interview With The P.I. Who Exposed Rabbi Samuel Kellner's Alleged Extortion
Comments: 35 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Contrary to earlier reports, Rabbi Baruch Lebovits is not yet free on bail. Joe Levine Interview Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com I spoke with Joe Levine of TOT Investigations this morning about the Baruch Lebovits case. Last year, Lebovits was convicted...


April 13, 2011: Rabbi Baruch Lebovits Released On Bail
Comments: 38 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Lebovits released after a perjury and extortion scheme was revealed earlier today that could have impacted his conviction of child sexual abuse charges. VIN reports Lebovits was released on $250,000 bail this afternoon. I posted the details of the extortion...


April 13, 2011: Rabbi Accused Of Bribing Witness In Lebovits Molestation Case
Comments: 44 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

A Brooklyn rabbi is under arrest and facing charges of bribery and witness tampering for allegedly paying an individual to accuse another rabbi of sexual abuse. Rabbi Accused of Bribing Witness in Case Against Other Rabbi A rabbi has been...


April 12, 2011: Agudah To Hold Meeting On Molestation – Without Experts
Comments: 14 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

"Molestation Issues and Reporting: Halachic and Legal Overview” to be held without experts. Only two Agudath Israel of America rabbis will speak. There will be no experienced prosecutor, lawyer, therapist, child advocate, or recognized rabbi-posek who will speak. The Jewish...


April 11, 2011: The Four Sons Ask Questions About Haredi Child Sexual Abuse
Comments: 19 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The Rasha challenges the survivors, asking, "What are you doing to us? Don't you know your allegations will harm the reputation of the community?" These are the rodfim and those who have been enabling them. The Four Sons Jewish Board...

 

 

 

 

 

April 7, 2011: Mah Nishtanah: The Four Questions Of Haredi Child Sexual Abuse
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

These four questions remain the same from last year. This highlights our lack of progress, despite tiny cracks being made in the wall of silence. Four Questions These four questions remain the same from last year. This highlights our lack...


April 1, 2011: The Reality Of Sexual Abuse Is Changing In Israeli Orthodoxy
Comments: 1 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia , Women & Judaism
 

Although the Katsav trial elicited some shocking support in Orthodox circles for the ex-president - even after his rape conviction - overall, the case has increased awareness and discussion of sexual abuse among religious women. 'Reality is changing' Although the...


March 31, 2011: Lakewood Beit Din Disbanded And Left Accused Molester Unsupervised
Comments: 51 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Did the Lakewood beit din, Jewish religious court, disband rather than receive evidence that proved Kolko's guilt? It looks like that may very well be true. The Asbury Park Press reports: …[A]ccording to papers filed in court by Senior Assistant...


March 31, 2011: Racial Discrimination In Haredi Town Allegedly Payback For Sexual Abuse Victims Going To Police
Comments: 4 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia , Sefardim
 

Channel 2 reported on Monday that the principal of Emmanuel’s Ashkenazi elementary school for boys, Rabbi Moshe Nussboim, is currently on trial behind closed doors in the Kfar Saba Magistrate’s Court on suspicion of sexually abusing three boys from Sephardi...


March 27, 2011: Breaking! Sexual Abuse Allegedly Behind Emmanuel Segregation Case That Rocked Israel
Comments: 36 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

A rabbi from the Slonim hasidic sect who was affiliated with the haredi girl's school was allegedly accused of sexually molesting kids. In reaction, Slonim hasidim forced the accusers children and their friends out of the school proper and into...


March 25, 2011: Exclusive: Rabbi Nechemya Weberman Allegedly Tries To Use Backdoor Contacts To Get The Rape Charges Against Him Dismissed
Comments: 30 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Weberman's family and supporters are trying to intimidate alleged victims and their families, and now Weberman himself is allegedly reaching out to Miami Beach to have some very special strings pulled. A source familiar with the situation writes: [Nechemya] Weberman...


March 25, 2011: Pictures Of The Accused Pedophile Rabbi Nechemya Weberman
Comments: 23 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

A source tells me he was molested by Weberman as a child, which means there is mounting evidence that Weberman may be a serial molester. Meanwhile, Weberman's family is trying to intimidate supporters of the alleged victim. Joe DiAngelo, who...


March 25, 2011: Sexual Abuse And The Brain
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Med-Ethics , Pedophilia , Science
 

Basic structures within the brain can be altered by the exposure to abuse. Two structures set deep within the brain, the hippocampus and the amygdala, have been found to be smaller in people abused in childhood as compared with people...


March 24, 2011: Two Haredi Accused Sex Offenders Have Brooklyn Court Appearances Tomorrow
Comments: 82 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

PLEASE GO TO THE COURT TO SUPPORT THE VICTIMS. FREE TRANSPORTATION IN NYC WILL BE PROVIDED. The alleged pedophiles: Rabbi Nechemya Weberman, who allegedly sexually assaulted a twelve-year-old girl and continued doing it until she was fifteen, and Meir Dascalowitz,...


March 15, 2011: Extortion In The Name Of Modesty
Comments: 37 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

How the Williamsburg Va'ad HaTznius (Modesty Squad) allegedly extorts families in the name of modesty and upholding the Torah. Frum Follies writes: …Here is how the new scam works. One guy from the Vaad shows up and says to Mr....


March 14, 2011: Fundamental Flaws
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Ethics , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Where are the more tolerant others among us? The day seems to be carried by increasingly anti-modern, xenophobic fundamentalists. Those who increase bans reject modern technologies and attempt to hide the realities of abuse as they deny the needs of...


March 13, 2011: Accused Pedophile Rabbi Nechemya Weberman’s Court Appearance
Comments: 1 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

A firsthand account of Rabbi Nechemya Weberman’s court appearance last week. Frum Follies has a firsthand report on Rabbi Nechemya Weberman’s court appearance last week. Here's an excerpt: …He came with a lot of emotional baggage but no seforim. He...


March 9, 2011: Coverups Have Made Sex Abuse More Common In Haredi Community, Rabbi Says
Comments: 36 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

He’s been vilified, threatened, offered bribes and almost murdered. Yet Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg of Brooklyn, N.Y., is more determined than ever to raise awareness of the sexual abuse of children in the Jewish community and to have perpetrators prosecuted by...


March 9, 2011: Shoot The Messenger, Ignore The Message
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Sleaze: Marvin Schick and Ohel ignore the evidence that shows Ohel broke the law, and instead attack the reporters who brought that evidence to light. Ohel, Where’s The Beef? The Jewish Week The Jewish Week finds itself, unfortunately, in a...


March 5, 2011: Brooklyn Camp Counselor Charged In Kid Sex Assault
Comments: 28 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Joseph Passof, a retired New York City schoolteacher known by the nickname "Uncle Joe," is accused of molesting a 5-year-old boy in a bathroom last summer, authorities said. Brooklyn camp counselor charged in kid-sex case By JAMIE SCHRAM, WILLIAM J....


March 4, 2011: VOJ Responds To Ohel's Attack On The Jewish Week
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

OHEL's attack response to the Jewish Week article by Hella Winston is both outrageous and insulting to the entire Jewish Community. Instead of responding to specific charges in Ms. Hella Winston's article they decided to launch a vicious attack on...


March 2, 2011: Ohel Accuses The Jewish Week Of Bias
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The Jewish Week rejects charges of bias. New evdience against Ohel surfaces. Here's the Ohel ad against The Jewish Week as a PDF file: Download Ohel Ad Against The Jewish Week 3-1-11 And here is The Jewish Week's response: Ohel...


February 28, 2011: This Isn't "Dirty Laundry"
Comments: 12 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The argument that talking about sexual abuse will give the Chabad community a "bad name" does not supersede the obligation to protect the innocent from being hurt. From the Chabad blog COLlive.com: This Isn't "Dirty Laundry" Op-Ed: The argument that...


February 28, 2011: Victims Group Calls For Ohel Leadership Change
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

For many years OHEL has been awash with rumors and allegations regarding their staff not reporting incidences of sexual abuse to proper authorities as required by law. In addition, many supervisors at OHEL have reportedly instructed staff not to report...


February 27, 2011: Understanding Child Sexual Abuse
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A case history that ends in suicide should show you why pedophiles are rarely arrested or convicted. Read the following piece from yesterday's New York Times. Note the years of accusations, the charisma of the accused, the fear and shame...


February 26, 2011: Brooklyn Rabbi Therapist Accused Of Molesting Girl
Comments: 35 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

"'Since word began circulating, people are talking. Others are coming forward. I believe there may be as many as five other people who are preparing to report their own encounters with this man. We have to see what happens in...


February 24, 2011: Prominent Haredi Rabbi Charged With Rape, Sexual Abuse, And Other Charges
Comments: 51 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

A prominent Brooklyn rabbi was charged yesterday with molesting a 12-year-old girl over three years, authorities said. Nechemya Weberman, 52, of Williamsburg, pleaded innocent at his arraignment last night. Authorities said the shocking sex abuse, took place from 2007 until...


February 23, 2011: Does Ohel Violate Mandatory Reporting Laws?
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia , Women & Judaism
 

Ohel, the haredi family services agency based in Brooklyn, appears to violate state laws that regulate when a health or mental health professional must report sexual and physical abuse to law enforcement or children's services. Ohel “is the problem, in...


February 22, 2011: Accused Serial Child Rapist Meir Dascalowitz Plea Deal Hearing Wednesday
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

To show your support of Dascalowitz’s victims, to demand justice, and to send a message that criminals who abuse children in the Jewish community deserve to and will be punished, please attend the Dascalowitz plea hearing at the following time...


February 19, 2011: Did The Director Of The Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation Assault Women?
Comments: 48 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia , Women & Judaism
 

During the rally it has been reported that Steve Zackheim (AKA: Shlomo Zakheim) and his brother Moshe Zackheim started shouting at the women and allegedly grabbing their posters and both physically and sexually assaulted them. A video of the rally...


February 16, 2011: The Sounds Of Violence
Comments: 5 | Categories: Books , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Ultimately, Hush will probably not be read by the Ultra-Orthodox themselves. This is a pity, because… tall walls do not protect against the enemy from within. Critics may argue “What about the Catholic Priests? What about Muslim honor killings?” Bad...


February 16, 2011: Haredi Women Protest Against Brooklyn DA's Jewish Liason And OHEL
Comments: 33 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia , Women & Judaism
 

The haredi women warned attendees at a Brooklyn haredi charity's fundraising event that they should not go to the Brooklyn DA's Jewish liaison – a Chabad follower named Henna White – or to OHEL to report child sexual abuse, spousal...


February 10, 2011: Rabbi Mordechai Elon To Be Charged For Sex Crimes Committed Against Two Underage Male Students
Comments: 17 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

Jerusalem District prosecutors on Thursday said that following an investigation, it has decided to bring former Yeshivat Hakotel head Rabbi Mordechai Elon to trial for sex crimes against two of his underage students during the years 2003 and 2005. Rabbi...


February 6, 2011: Supporters Explain Why They Say Convicted Child Rapist Rabbi Israel Weingarten Is Innocent
Comments: 44 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

In essence, the haredi rabbis supporting convicted child rapist Rabbi Israel Weingarten – who raped and sodomized his own daughter – claim the judge was influenced by politics, the trial was "fixed," Wengarten's accusers are no longer haredi or Orthodox...


February 5, 2011: Haredi Rabbis Defending A Convicted Child Rapist On Zev Brenner Tonight
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Israel Weingarten was convicted in federal court of transporting his daughter across state and international boudries in order to rape, sodomize and abuse her. Now a group of haredi rabbis claim Weingarten is innocent – despite the fact that long...


February 5, 2011: Popular Pediatrician Indicted For Child Porn
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Israel , Pedophilia
 

Dr. A., a respected and popular pediatrician, was indicted for possession of a massive amount of child pornography he kept filed on his computer. He claims there is a "complete separation" between the virtual and real world. While the trial...


February 3, 2011: Should I Kill Him?
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Pedophilia
 

A journalist plots to kill the man who raped him when he was a child. The segment begins at about 8:25: Update 12:05 pm – Sara notes that a longer print version of the story is online and is worth...


January 31, 2011: Haredi Man Convicted Of Sexually Assaulting Minors In Mea Shearim
Comments: 33 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

Hezkiyahu Kahalani, a previously convicted sex offender, was imprisoned in 1992-1993 after he was found guilty of indecent assault, and was sent to prison again for three years in 2001 after he sexually abused two minors. Today, Kahalani was sentenced...


January 30, 2011: The Weingarten Case, Haredi Rabbis And Child Rape
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Audio: Rabbi Yosef Blau, Mark Meyer Appel, Max Gold and Abraham Kiss speak about convicted child rapist Rabbi Yisroel Weingarten on Zev Brenner's Talkline radio show. The show was sponsored by Appel's Voices for Justice organization. I must say that...


January 29, 2011: Weingarten Child Rape Case To Be Focus Of Radio Broadcast Tonight
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Zev Brenner's Talkline radio show will feature Rabbi Yosef Blau from Yeshiva University and others talking about the Rabbi Yisroel Weingarten case – and the haredi rabbis who say the notorious child rapist is innocent, despite reams of inter-haredi evidence...


January 20, 2011: The Orthodox/Haredi Teen
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, etc. , History , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

Demographers studying the Jewish landscape in the United States have found that in a cohort measured in the 1990s Orthodox Jews retained only about 42 percent of those born into Orthodox families. Rates of Orthodox affiliation are bolstered by gaining...


January 18, 2011: Appeals Court Tosses One Count Against Satmar Rabbi Who Molested His Daughter
Comments: 26 | Categories: Haredim , Pedophilia
 

A perverted Hasidic rabbi who sexually abused his daughter throughout her adolescence could get 10 years knocked off his sentence under terms of an appeals court decision this morning. Appeals court tosses one count against rabbi who molested his daughter...


January 2, 2011: Watch Film About Haredi Child Sexual Abuse
Comments: 47 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

A Narrow Bridge is now free to watch online, right here.


December 31, 2010: Video: Jewish Week Editor Gary Rosenblatt Talks About The Rabbi Baruch Lanner Scandal
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Ethics , Media , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

Holding a "mirror" to the Jewish community. Gary is wrong about one fact. Baruch Lanner was not fired by the OU. He resigned under pressure.


December 31, 2010: Rabbi Arrested For Allegedly Molesting, Sodomizing Minors
Comments: 40 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

The rabbi is suspected of sodomizing a fourteen-year-old girl three years ago, as well as molesting additional minors, both male and female, over the course of this past year. Popular rabbi in north arrested for allegedly molesting minors Rabbis name...


December 24, 2010: Nittel Nacht Gathering In Boro Park
Comments: 23 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , PARODY & SATIRE , Pedophilia
 

Nittel Nacht, a.k.a., xmas eve, is a time many Jews abstain from studying Torah. Haredim are gathering in Boro Park tonight to honor that tradition.


December 15, 2010: Problems With New Books On Sexual Abuse In The Haredi Community?
Comments: 19 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Novel, three nonfiction books on problem in Orthodox community point to growing awareness as cases persist, but new books are often not stocked by haredi bookstores. Speaking Volumes About ‘Hush’ Of Sexual Abuse Novel, three nonfiction books on problem in...


December 14, 2010: New Documentary About Child Sexual Abuse In Haredi Baltimore
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Film , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

Standing Silent documents Baltimore Times editor Phil Jacobs' fight to expose haredi and Orthodox pedophiles, and the haredi rabbis who tried to stop him. Standing Silent website.


December 12, 2010: Missing: Benzion Twerski's Beitzim
Comments: 26 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The haredi community's "expert" on child sexual abuse makes it clear the Agudah position is that all abuse cases must be referred to rabbis and rabbinic courts, not to police or child protective services. Empashis added: Clarification Re Abuse Lecture...


December 9, 2010: Ex-Montreal Jewish Community Leader Jailed For Child Porn
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Pedophilia
 

A former Quebec director of B’nai Brith has received the minimum 45-day jail term after earlier pleading guilty to a child pornography charge. Ex-Jewish community leader jailed 45 days for child porn The Canadian Press MONTREAL—A former Quebec director of...


December 8, 2010: Alleged Haredi Pedophile Meir Dascalowitz Wants To Plead Insanity
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The judge refused to allow the plea unless Dascalowitz was first incarcerated pending psychiatric evaluation. Dascalowitz refused and the next hearing will be January 18. My source also tells me the judge said that any plea deal accepting guilt would...


December 7, 2010: NJ Bill To Remove Statute Of Limitations As Factor In Civil Child Sexual Abuse Cases Up For Hearing
Comments: 1 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Pedophilia
 

Bill would help expose pedophiles and would also help make schools, churches and synagogues responsible for any negligence they may have showed with regard to child sexual abuse. Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests Urgent Action Alert I have...


December 7, 2010: Evidence: Haredi Rabbis Knew In As Far Back As 1997 That Now Convicted Pedophile Israel Weingarten Was Molesting His Daughter But Did Not Call Police
Comments: 69 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Even though rabbis knew in late 1997 that Rabbi Israel Weingarten was sexually abusing at least one of his daughters, they did not tell police or child protective services. US Federal prosecutors convicted Weingarten for trafficking her across national borders...


December 7, 2010: Book On Child Sexual Abuse In The Haredi Community Named Finalist For Prestigious Book Award
Comments: 1 | Categories: Books , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Hush by Eishes Chayil is a finalist for the 2011 William C. Morris Award from the Young Adult Library Services Assosciation. YALSA announces Morris shortlist Posted By Stephanie Kuenn • Young Adult Library Services Assosciation (YASLA) YALSA has selected five...


December 6, 2010: Victim Of Alleged Haredi Pedophile Speaks Out
Comments: 30 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

An alleged victim of Meir Dascalowitz and the victim's father speak to Mary Murphy of PIX 11 TV News about the alleged abuse and their hasidic community's response to their coming forward. [Hat Tip: FrumFollies, MMA.]

 

 

 

 

December 6, 2010: Rally And Press Conference Today To Support Victims Of Haredi Pedophile Meir Dascalowitz
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Today: Rally and press conference to show Jewish community support for prosecution of sex offenders and avert any possible plea bargain without prison time for notorious sex offender, Meir Dascalowitz. M.E.D.I.A. A.D.V.I.S.O.R.Y For Immediate Release Press conference: To show Jewish...


December 5, 2010: Is The Brooklyn DA's Office Trying To Let An Admitted Pedophile Off With Probation?
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Activists say the DA's office is trying to let Meir Dascalowitz off with probation and no listing on the sex offender registry, even though Dascalowitz admitted his crimes, which are felonies. And they want your help to stop this travesty...


December 4, 2010: Brooklyn Rabbi's Son Accused Of Sexual Abuse Ordered To Stay Away From Sisters As Father, Brother Hide Out In Israel
Comments: 27 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

As the manhunt continued for the Brooklyn rabbi accused of sexually abusing female relatives, one of his sons was charged with a series of sickening attacks — and ordered to stay away from his underage victims. Rabbi's son accused of...


December 3, 2010: Brooklyn Rabbi And Sons Accused Of Sexually Molesting Relatives, Underage Girls
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

A Brooklyn rabbi and three of his sons are suspected of despicable crimes — sexually abusing four female relatives, police said Friday. Rabbi Gershon Kranczer fled to Israel with one of those sons. Two others are in police custody. Brooklyn...


November 30, 2010: 7 Year Old Girl Allegedly Molested In Young Israel of Greater Miami
Comments: 20 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

Jacob Jurberg, 29, allegedly assaulted the 7-year-old girl inside the Young Israel of Greater Miami temple in late August. The young victim helped police find the suspect after she pointed him out in a line up. Police arrest man for...


November 28, 2010: Haredi Father Allegedly Sexually Abused Three Of His Daughters Every Day For Five Years
Comments: 28 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Three sisters from Bnei Brak reportedly underwent daily, systematic sexual abuse at the hands of their father over the past five years, it emerged on Sunday after the Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court lifted a gag order on the case. The...


November 22, 2010: Kolko's Attorney Says Victims Trying To Set Up Kolko
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

"These days they arrest people if you look at them the wrong way. It's not a crime." A Brooklyn rabbi was arrested for violating an order of protection against a 12-year-old boy he is accused of sexually molesting. Brooklyn rabbi...


November 21, 2010: Kolko Released From Jail
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Yehuda Kolko, the former Torah Temimah teacher who is believed to have molested scores of children, was released late Sunday night after being arrested the night before. A Brooklyn judge allowed Kolko to keep his passport, but required Kolko to...


November 21, 2010: Kolko Victim David Framowitz Speaks About The Arrest Of Rabbi Yehuda Kolko
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The man whose courage in coming forward broke the wall of silence about child sexual abuse in the haredi community speaks about Rabbi Yehuda Kolko, rabbinic coverups and Kolko's arrest last night. Framowitz and Ben Hirsch of Survivors for Justice...


November 20, 2010: Breaking! Confirmed: Rabbi Yehuda Kolko Arrested
Comments: 24 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Pedophile Rabbi Kolko was apparently arrested tonight for violating his order of protection. I'll post more details as they become available. Related Post. Update 9:05 pm CST – It's confirmed. Kolko was arrested tonight for violating his order of protection....


November 19, 2010: Rabbi Yehuda Kolko Allegedly Intimidating Boy Set To Testify In Abuse Case
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The father of a 12-year-old boy who alleges that he was sexually molested by Rabbi Yehuda Kolko has filed a criminal complaint against Kolko for violating a protection order signed after the rabbi plead guilty in 2008 to two counts...


November 17, 2010: The Case for Speaking Openly About Jewish Ethics And Jewish Criminals: If Not Now, When?
Comments: 24 | Categories: Ethics , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

Justifiable anger about sexual abuse, financial fraud, or political corruption should not disqualify one from taking part in conversations about Jewish ethics. It is the lack of anger, when anger is surely the only appropriate response, that should be called...


November 17, 2010: Israel: Law Barring Sex Offenders From Working With Kids Goes Unenforced
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Israel , Pedophilia
 

Police claim to be too busy to enforce the law. Only four cases of violations opened in seven years, and none resulted in an indictment. Law barring sex offenders from working with kids going unenforced Knesset Committee on the Rights...


November 16, 2010: First Israeli Website Listing Pedophiles Launched
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Israel , Pedophilia
 

The Website can be searched by name, town, and area and fills a need unmet by the government or by private sources. Tzedek-Tzedek reports: …In Israel, there is no public data base of pedophiles available from official sources. This is...


November 8, 2010: New Novel Takes On Sexual Abuse In Haredi Brooklyn
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Hush, a young adult novel, received starred reviews from the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books and the notoriously hard-to-please Kirkus Reviews. Booklist called it a “stunning debut” and “powerful stuff.” School Library Journal called it “thoughtful, disturbing and...


November 6, 2010: Video: 200 Male Survivors Of Child Sexual Abuse
Comments: 40 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Pedophilia
 

200 male survivors of child sexual abuse appear on a historic Oprah Winfrey show. If you have ever wondered why male survivors of child sexual abuse come forward so infrequently and often so long after the abuse started, watch this...


November 1, 2010: Haredi Sex Criminal Demands Male Therapist
Comments: 51 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

Convicted of the rape of a minor female relative, a haredi man demands his court-ordered therapy be conducted by a male therapist, citing the "taboos" and "modesty" of his ultra-Orthodox community. The following article is from Ha'aretz's print publication. Please...


October 28, 2010: Has The Haredi Community's Silence On Child Sexual Abuse Been Broken?
Comments: 26 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Has the Jewish community finally come to terms with sexual abuse? That is the question raised by the publication of a controversial new book, “Breaking the Silence: Sexual Abuse in the Jewish Community.” Has the silence been broken? New book...


October 22, 2010: In Or Out Of The Closet
Comments: 34 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Pedophilia
 

Despite the fact that homosexuals make up such a small percentage of the population, and despite the fact that homosexuals are not pedophiles, there is a major attempt in the haredi community to “fix” people who are homosexual. Haredi community...


October 14, 2010: Second Case Against Baruch Lebovits Dropped On A Day That Found 3 Haredim In Court For Pedophilia
Comments: 21 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Prosection argued that the penalty for conviction was only one year and Lebovits is already serving a long sentence. Because Baruch Lebovits is already serving 10 2/3 to 30 years, it wasn't worth it for the government to pursue the...


October 7, 2010: Convicted Haredi Child Molester Rabbi Baruch Lebovits Returns To Court For Second Trial
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Sentenced earlier this year to 10 2/3 to 32 years for repeatedly sexually assaulting a Borough Park boy, Lebovits now faces charges for assaulting a second boy, and even more charges are expected against him. The Brooklyn Eagle reports: …Lebovits...


October 5, 2010: We Need Morality Without God, Scientist Says
Comments: 25 | Categories: Pedophilia , Science , Torah & Science
 

Author Sam Harris says morality can be better achieved through science than through religion, and uses the epidemic of religious child sexual abuse as an example of what goes wrong when religion, rather than science, dominates a society. The Daily...


October 3, 2010: Sexual Abuse Case Against Rabbi Dropped, But Not Over
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Pedophilia
 

The sexual abuse case against Rabbi Bryan Bramly was dropped, but it is not over - certainly not for the rabbi and his family, nor for anyone who is concerned about sexual abuse by clergy. Sexual Abuse Case Against Rabbi...


September 25, 2010: Disgraced NCSY Sex Offender Rabbi Baruch Lanner Hangs Out With OU Head Rabbi Steven Weil
Comments: 44 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

At the conclusion of the class, the two sat together swapping stories and getting along. A source emails: Lanner back in Boca for Yom Tov. He attended a "chabura" given by Steven Weil today. Lanner actively participated in Weil's class....


September 25, 2010: Leading Opponent Of Child Victims Act Said To Be Under Federal And NYC Investigation
Comments: 1 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Pedophilia
 

Assemblyman Vito J. Lopez, a long-serving Brooklyn Democratic leader who is widely viewed as the borough’s patronage king, is at the center of two separate federal investigations, according to several people briefed on the matter. A third inquiry, by the...


September 20, 2010: How Should Rabbis Respond To Reports Of Child Sexual Abuse?
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Halakha , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

A rabbi tries to answer this question halakhicly but his answers prove again that rabbis are part of the problem, not part of the solution. The editor of the Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society has written an article on...


September 19, 2010: Leader Of NYS Assembly Fight Against Child Victims Act Caught Bullying Elderly Constituents For Votes
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Catholic Church ally Vito Lopez worked with the Church and Satmar to block passage of a bill that would have markedly reduced child sexual abuse in New York State. Lopez has also now been linked to what may be charity...


September 15, 2010: Former Ohel Employee's Bond Set At $1 Million
Comments: 18 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Andrew Goodman charged with sexual abuse. Goodman's bond was set this morning at $1,000,000. I'm told Ohel fired Goodman when he was arrested. Mark Meyer Appel brought people to the court this morning to support Goodman's alleged victims. This is,...


September 15, 2010: Sex Charges Against Phoenix Rabbi Dismissed
Comments: 43 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Pedophilia
 

"The D.A.’s highly unusual step of moving to dismiss an indicted case speaks highly of the Office’s professionalism and quest for justice.” Sex Charges against Rabbi Dismissed Reported by Rabbi’s Counsel Alan Lewis and Michael Shapiro Press Conference to be...


September 15, 2010: Day Schools Focus On Combating Child Sexual Abuse
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

YU study finds strong interest in responding to problem; activists call for tough policies. Day Schools Focusing On Combating Abuse YU study finds strong interest in responding to problem; activists call for tough policies. Gary Rosenblatt • The Jewish Week...


September 15, 2010: Shul Removes Plaques Honoring Rabbi Accused Of Child Sexual Abuse
Comments: 49 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Congregation Herzlia-Adas Yeshurun does the right thing. Related Post. The Case of Rabbi Ephraim Bryks. [Hat Tip: The Awareness Center, which worked for 6 years to get those plaques removed and which wants the shul to put up a plaque...


September 8, 2010: Is The OU Hiding Its Policy On Reporting Child Sexual Abuse?
Comments: 29 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

Another article on the subject has been published, but no current OU official has anything to say about whether you should call police to report child sexual abuse. Why is Rabbi Weinreb, a former OU official, the only OU-related voice...


September 1, 2010: Does Jewish Law Encourage Child Sexual Abuse?
Comments: 113 | Categories: Bizarre , Halakha , Pedophilia
 

A small section of the Shulkhan Arukh, Code of Jewish Law, allows behavior that today would be considered criminal. Rabbi Eidensohn of the Da'at Torah blog posted the following excerpt from the Shulkhan Arukh, Even HaEzer 21:7, this morning: Therefore...


August 31, 2010: Suffering In Silence: Child Sexual Abuse In Kiryas Joel
Comments: 96 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Shlomo Weiss grew up in Kiryas Joel, a rural Orthodox-Jewish town, and says that he was sexually abused starting at the age of 7, adding that the abuse was regularly covered up by others in the close-knit community. Suffering in...


August 28, 2010: Janitor Arrested For Allegedly Molesting Children At A Jerusalem Synagogue
Comments: 4 | Categories: Israel , Pedophilia
 

Police not called until janitor returned to synagogue weeks after being caught by a visitor. Janitor suspected of molesting minors at Jerusalem synagogue Gil Dvash, 45, allegedly assaulted children during their visits to the Jerusalem synagogue where he worked. By...


August 27, 2010: Haredim Try To Block Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Course
Comments: 9 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Training courses for strictly Orthodox nursery school teachers have come under renewed attack because of material relating to child abuse. Orthodox oppose education training courses Simon Rocker • The Jewish Chronicle Training courses for strictly Orthodox nursery school teachers have...


August 26, 2010: What Is The OU's Real Position On Reporting Child Sexual Abuse?
Comments: 23 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

Why won't the OU publicly answer the following question: When a child has been sexually abused, should police be called? Or should parents and victims first bring their cases to a beit din? Over the weekend, the Asbury Park Press...


August 26, 2010: National Jewish Child Abuse Prevention Week
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

For the first time ever in American Jewish history, a long list of national community organizations are coming together to fight child abuse and create safety and protection for children. Cosponsoring the National Week are Jewish Board of Child Advocates...


August 25, 2010: OU's Rabbinic Authority Says Do Not Call Law Enforcement On Child Sexual Abusers
Comments: 88 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Rabbi Yisroel Belsky says calling police or the D.A. to report child sexual abuse is wrong. Victims' families must bring their evidence to a beit din whose rabbis will decide if police and secular courts should be informed. Today's online...


August 9, 2010: "Throw Away The Rabbi"
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

Ha'aretz profiles Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg's fight against haredi child sexual abuse. There are a couple mistakes in this piece. The billboards were done by The Jewish Board of Advocates for Children. And Rosenberg was (superficially) wounded on his forehead, not...


August 6, 2010: A Victim In Every Home
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

Six years after the abuse apparently ended, residents of a Haredi moshav have finally begun to testify about the alleged sexual attacks of two male residents on the community's children. But those who complain are being shunned, and the courts...


July 29, 2010: Another Haredi Child Sexual Abuse Scandal Rocks Israel
Comments: 17 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

The abuse is thought to have gone on for 19 years with dozens of victims. No one called police or welfare officials to report the abuse. The accused pedophile continued to work around children even though his employers apparently were...


July 28, 2010: Israeli Immigration Cops Arrest Hungarian Pedophile Disguised As Orthodox Jew
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Israel , Pedophilia
 

The Immigration Authority's Oz unit arrested a Hungarian national who is wanted by Interpol. The man, who has been living in Israel for 11 years, had been convicted of pedophilia in his own country and sentenced to four years behind...


July 27, 2010: Haredi Sex Offender Sentencing Delayed Until August
Comments: 23 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Jerry Yechiel Brauner, scheduled to be sentenced today, will instead be sentenced next month. Brauner's new sentencing date is Rosh Hodesh Elul, Wednesday August 11.


July 26, 2010: Haredi Sex Offender Jerry Yechiel Brauner Sentencing Tomorrow
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Borough Park molester to be sentenced Tuesday in Kings County (Brooklyn) Criminal Court. Brauner reportedly told friends he was "going away" this week but would see them on Rosh HaShana, which begins the night of September 8th. Could Brauner really...


July 22, 2010: Letter from Long Island: Honoring The Badge Of Torah
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Accountability for one’s actions came to mind as I read an anonymous flyer full of bluster and threats that was recently circulated in Lakewood, NJ against a hitherto respected rabbi. His crime? He chose to report the sexual abuse of...


July 22, 2010: Convicted Haredi Molester Loses Appeal
Comments: 24 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Brooklyn-based Yona Weinberg molested students he tutored for their bar mitzvahs. Yona Weinberg was convicted last year in Brooklyn and was sentenced to 13 months in prison. Weinberg appealed. Tuesday, Weinberg lost that appeal: DECISION & ORDER Appeal by the...


July 20, 2010: Sex Abuse Case Against Rabbi Raises Larger Issues
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Researchers concerned about sexual abuse by rabbis attribute a gradual change in attitudes among orthodox Jews to websites and blogs where victims have felt free to discuss their abuse anonymously. Sex-abuse case against rabbi raises larger issues By Michael Rezendes...


July 13, 2010: Simon Taub Tried To Blackmail Son Of Sex Offender, Tapes Allegedly Show
Comments: 25 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The son of a convicted child molester made secret recordings of sweater king Simon Taub trying to blackmail him, sources said yesterday. Tapes show Simon Taub tried to blackmail son of sex-offender Baruch Lebovits, sources says BY Simone WeichselbaumDAILY NEWS...


July 13, 2010: Hasid Pleads Guilty To Sodomy
Comments: 20 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Moshe Spitzer, 26, was sentenced to two years in prison with 10 years post-release supervision. He pleaded guilty in May to 16 counts of sodomy in the second degree, which he was charged with for engaging in deviate sexual intercourse...

 

 

July 12, 2010: "War of the Roses" Hubby Arrested For Trying To Extort Family Of Haredi Child Molester
Comments: 23 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Sweater king Simon Taub has been busted on charges of trying to extort more than $50,000 from the son of Rabbi Baruch Lebovits. 'War of the Roses' hubby Simon Taub charged with trying to extort molester Baruch Lebovits' son BY...


July 10, 2010: Eliot Pasik And Ben Hirsch On Talkline Now Speaking About Child Sexual Abuse
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Major topic: Haredi Witness Tampering. Eliot Pasik of the Jewish Board of Advocates for Children and Ben Hirsch of Survivors for Justice. Listen live.


July 8, 2010: Lakewood Yeshiva Implicated In Witness Tampering In Child Sexual Abuse Case
Comments: 41 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The case in question involves Yosef Kolko, 33, a Lakewood Yeshiva teacher and camp counselor who is accused of sexually abusing a boy under 13 in the summers between 2007 and 2009. Kolko faces several serious charges including aggravated sexual...


July 5, 2010: Audio: Shmarya Rosenberg Interviewed On Talkline
Comments: 30 | Categories: Blogs , Chabad , Chabad History , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , Pedophilia , Rubashkin Workers
 

FailedMessiah.com's founder interviewed Saturday night on Zev Brenner's radio show. Topics include the Rubashkin sentence, the new Heilman-Friedman book on the life of the Chabad-Lubavitcher rebbe, pedophilia, and the state of Orthodox Judaism today. The sound level of the audio...


July 1, 2010: Former Lakewood Camp Counselor Indicted On Child Sexual Abuse Charges
Comments: 29 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Another Lakewood man has been charged with leading an effort to pressure the victim's father to drop the charges against the ex-counselor, who is a nephew of notorious molester Rabbi Yehuda Kolko. Ex-Lakewood camp counselor indicted on child sex assault...


June 29, 2010: Accused Pedophile To Resign From Queens Rabbinical Board
Comments: 30 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

In agreement with Vaad, Rabbi Ephraim Bryks to leave in October; officials decline to state reasons. Accused Pedophile To Resign From Queens Rabbinical Board In agreement with Vaad, Rabbi Ephraim Bryks to leave in October; officials decline to state reasons.Adam...


June 27, 2010: Rabbi Charged With Child Sexual Abuse – Again
Comments: 38 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

Stanley Z. Levitt allegedly abused boys at the Maimonides school in Brookline and at a Chabad synagogue in Philadelphia run by co-head of international Chabad movement, Rabbi Avraham Shemtov. Ex-Mass. rabbi charged again in child abuse By Associated Press The...


June 24, 2010: Letter from Jerusalem: Standing Almost Alone Against Sexual Abuse
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Israel , Pedophilia
 

The ever-expanding protests by victims of sexual violence and abuse accentuates the need to revoke the statute of limitation and stop the hardships that the rule of law casts on victims. Awake, Sexual Abuse Victims!The ever-expanding protests by victims of...


June 23, 2010: Letter from Brooklyn: Jewish Community Still Behind On Confronting Sexual Abuse
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Our community still lags behind the Catholic Church in addressing our catastrophe, due to the unwillingness of our leaders to apologize and to reach out to survivors of abuse. Victims of abuse and their families who call police are ostracized...


June 22, 2010: Notorious Haredi Child Molester Jerry Yechiel Brauner Pleads Guilty
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Borough Park molester to be sentenced on July 27th. Source: Chaptzem. Brauner's Awareness Center Page. [Hat Tip: Burich.]


June 20, 2010: New Victims Of Rabbi Baruch Lebovits Come Forward
Comments: 21 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

But Motty Borger's father defends the serial sexual abuser: "When a Hasidic man gets indicted, he will lose the case. That's how the system is. They want to make an example out of [Lebovits] to the community. That's what they...


June 18, 2010: For The First Time, Ohel Says Call Police If You Suspect Child Abuse
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Ohel, the largest Jewish social service agency, has come out and explicitly stated that parents should contact secular authorities if their child has been abused. Call the cops: Ohel recommends alerting the authorities By Sergey Kadinsky and Michael Orbach •...


June 14, 2010: Beit Shemesh Pedophile Sentenced To 14 Years In Prison
Comments: 19 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

"The sentence sends a message to defendant and others like him, that anyone who sexually abuses small children and hurts the trusting families of those children is to expect a lengthy jail term." Court sentences man convicted of sexual abuse...


June 13, 2010: 5th And 6th Lubavitch Rebbes Sexually Molested As Children, Scholar Shows
Comments: 220 | Categories: Chabad , Chabad History , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The Rashab, Rabbi Sholom DovBer Schneersohn, and his son the Rayyatz, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn, were both sexually molested as children. The Rashab and his older brother engaged in forbidden sexual escapades, as did their wives. The 5th Chabad-Lubavitch rebbe,...


June 11, 2010: Michael Sabo Charged With Molesting 4 Kids
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

A 36-year-old Brooklyn deviant sexually molested five small children, sometimes snapping pictures of the depraved encounters, prosecutors charged Wednesday. Registered nurse Michael Sabo, father of four, charged with molesting five kids Kerry Burke and William Sherman • New York Daily...


June 8, 2010: Ohel To Hold Seminar On Keeping Children Safe From Child Sexual Abuse
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

At previous events, Ohel did not mention calling law enforcement or child protective services if abuse is suspected. Instead, parents were told to contact rabbis if they suspect their child is being sexually abused. This is criminal. Will Ohel repeat...


June 3, 2010: Elementary School Teacher Arrested For Child Sexual Abuse
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Israel , Pedophilia
 

An elementary school teacher from the West Bank settlement of Elad has been arrested for allegedly molesting children in his first grade class, police announced on Thursday. Elementary school teacher suspected of molesting students Michael Machlof Shma Zeda, 33, was...


June 3, 2010: Child Victims Act Dies In Senate–Again
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

For 4 years, advocates for sexually abused children fought a battle in the New York Legislature to open a legal window that would allow victims to file lawsuits against predators long after the statute of limitations had expired. Though the...


May 30, 2010: NY Private And Religious Schools Get Failing Grade On Fingerprint Checks To Expose Pedophiles
Comments: 33 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Fewer than 1 percent of New York's 1,900 private schools run fingerprint checks on job applicants to screen for sex offenses and other criminal behavior. Schools failing on perv fingerprint checks GINGER ADAMS OTIS • New York PostFewer than 1...


May 18, 2010: Supreme Court Allows Indefinate Imprisonment Of Sexual Predators
Comments: 14 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Pedophilia
 

In a broad endorsement of federal power, the Supreme Court on Monday ruled that Congress has the authority under the Constitution to allow the continued civil commitment of sex offenders after they have completed their criminal sentences. Extended Civil Commitment...


May 13, 2010: Rabbi Baruch Lebovits Abused Me, Claims Hasid Charged With Multiple Counts Of Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

A haredi man charged with molesting a boy at a Brooklyn synagogue dropped a bombshell on cops: He claimed he was abused years ago by a rabbi just sent to prison for preying on youngsters. Rabbi Baruch Lebovits abused me...


May 12, 2010: Hasid Arrested On Multiple Molestation Charges
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Meir Dascalowitz, a 27-year-old hasidic Jew from Williamsburg, Brooklyn was arrested yesterday. Yerachmiel Lopin reports: Meir Dascalowitz, a 27-year-old hasidic Jew from Williamsburg, Brooklyn was arrested yesterday for child molestation. He is scheduled for arraignment today in Kings County Supreme...


May 6, 2010: Still Dangerous: Another Victim Of Alleged Pedophile Comes Forward As Alleged Molester's Attorney Spins
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

“What everyone seems to fail to remember is that child molesters are the most abused forgotten victims. 99% of the time they were viciously abused and they never got care. They’re child abuse victims who have languished their whole lives...


May 5, 2010: Letter from Manchester, England: Haredim "Face Up" To Abuse
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Catholicism doesn't have a monopoly on child abuse scandals, as the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community has discovered. The ultra-Orthodox face up to abuse Catholicism doesn't have a monopoly on child abuse scandals, as the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community has discovered Rosa Freedman...


April 29, 2010: Agudah Head On Child Sexual Abuse
Comments: 14 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Rabbi Chaim David Zwiebel on Agudah's past and current roles in dealing with the issue of child sexual abuse in haredi communities. From The Jewish Star (entire article posted below): …By moving somewhat closer to the public spotlight, Agudah also...


April 28, 2010: No Joke: Rabbi Shmuley Boteach Tells Pope To Use Friday Night Family Dinners To Defuse Sex Abuse Crisis
Comments: 19 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Pedophilia
 

A rabbi walks into St. Peter's Square, meets the pope, and tells the Holy Father that one way to defuse the sex abuse scandal plaguing the church is for the Vatican to begin promoting a secular version of Shabbat dinner,...


April 28, 2010: Child Victims Act Due For Vote Soon
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

If you are an abuse survivor, your help is needed. Joseph Diangello writes: The Markey bill will be brought up soon for a vote. I was asked to relay this message to all victims of sexual abuse. If you are...


April 27, 2010: RCA Resolution On Child Sexual Abuse
Comments: 22 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

The RCA reaffirms its halakhic position that the prohibitions of mesirah and arka’ot do not apply in cases of abuse. 2010 Convention Resolution: Condemning and Combating Child Abuse Apr 27, 2010 -- Whereas we have become increasingly aware of incidents...


April 25, 2010: Letter from Baltimore: Waking Up Is Hard To Do
Comments: 29 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Silly me! It took me so long to open my eyes to the fact that we could have religious leaders who appear outwardly very pious and above reproach, but really aren't. Waking Up Is Hard To Do By Bracha Goetz...


April 23, 2010: Victims' Advocate Accused Of Sexual Misconduct
Comments: 14 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Other advocacy groups sever ties Kal Holczer and Voices of Dignity. Victims’ advocate accused of misconduct Several groups severs ties with colleague over allegations by Michael Orbach • The Jewish Star Online exclusive: April 23, 2010/ 9 Iyar, 5770 In...


April 22, 2010: Accused Pedophile David Y. Greenfeld's Case Continued–Again
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The new court date is now in June. Related Post.


April 21, 2010: New Square Appoints Committee To Deal With Sexual Abuse
Comments: 40 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

“The problem has been going on since the world has been created. But the Rebbe felt a need to get serious about it and to help victims and stop predators… The Rebbe has given us a carte blanche.” New Square...


April 21, 2010: Is Advocate For Sexually Abused Haredim A Cult Member Who Himself Abuses Victims?
Comments: 61 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

That's what appears to happening with Voices of Dignity and its founder. I'm told Kal Holczer is a former Sqverer hasid who after a period outside of Orthodoxy went to Aish HaTorah. Holczer also apparently presents himself as Orthodox to...


April 21, 2010: Why Do Haredi Rabbis Often Turn A Blind Eye To Child Sexual Abuse?
Comments: 61 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Could the answer really be this simple? Professor Marc B. Shapiro writes: …There is another theory as to why the sectarian hasidic world in particular has had so many cases of covering up and defending child sex abusers. It is...


April 20, 2010: What New York State Owes Victims Of Childhood Sex Abuse
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Pedophilia
 

The Pope's regret is not enough to protect children. What New York owes victims of sex abuse: The Pope's regret is not enough to protect children MARGE MARKEY and MARCI HAMILTON • NY Daily News The Pope, on his first...


April 15, 2010: Important Alert From Flatbush Shomrim; Protect Your Children
Comments: 35 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

"Pedophiles Beware: The Flatbush Shomrim Safety Patrol continues to have a zero tolerance policy for Pedophiles, Predators and Abusers." Note that Shomrim does not mention reports of rabbi-on-child sex abuse, even though those reports exist: Important Alert From Flatbush Shomrim;...


April 15, 2010: Sholom Rubashkin's Son-In-Law Rabbi Yaakov Weiss Gets Out Of Jail Early
Comments: 13 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The Colonie rabbi sentenced last month and sent to jail for having inappropriate sexual contact with young boys is back home early. Rabbi jailed for sexual contact with boys is back home News 10 Albany COLONIE, N.Y. -- The Colonie...


April 12, 2010: Rabbi Baruch Lebovits, Sentenced To The Maximum, Says He Was Sexually Abused As A Child
Comments: 82 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Judge says child sex abuse will not be tolerated. [Hat Tip: The Other DK.]


April 12, 2010: Rabbi Baruch Lebovits Sentenced To 10 2/3 To 32 Years
Comments: 52 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Haredi child sexual abuser gets maximum sentence in Brooklyn trial. Vicki Polin of The Awareness Center was just informed that Rabbi Baruch Lebovits was sentenced to 30 years in state prison. Frum Follies has the statement of the victim's father...


April 12, 2010: Getting The Story Wrong: 'Brooklyn's Paper' And Haredi Child Sexual Abuse
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Media , Pedophilia
 

What happens when well meaning journalists who don't know the haredi community try to cover haredi crime? The following article is a good example of clueless journalism. The reporter is clearly well-meaning, but she totally misunderstands – and therefore misrepresents...


April 11, 2010: Pope Prevented Defrocking Of Convicted Pedophile Priest
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Pedophilia
 

Four years after a priest who was a convicted child molester asked to be defrocked, his bishop pleaded with the future Pope Benedict XVI to remove the man from the priesthood. The Pope refused. Pope prevented defrocking of abusive priest...


April 8, 2010: Rabbi Yaakov Weiss Parole Order And Conditions
Comments: 24 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

"Probationer may not be in a Mikvah pool or changing area at any time when a minor child is present. [Probationer must] refrain from employment which involves contact with minors." From JewishColonie.info: Probation Conditions Weiss under Sex Offender Restrictions for...


April 4, 2010: "Lashon Hara" and Jewish Internet Sites: The "Real" Story
Comments: 18 | Categories: Blogs , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

A consulting service was contacted to analyze the subject matter [us] using real hard data. Please note that although the person interviewed opted not to be identified, both the raw data and the mathematical computations were verified… …by a 5tJt...


April 2, 2010: Vatican Compares Media Focus On Priest Child Sex Abuse To Antisemitism
Comments: 12 | Categories: Pedophilia
 

A senior Vatican priest speaking at a Good Friday service compared the uproar over sexual abuse scandals in the Catholic Church to the persecution of Jews. At Vatican Service, Persecution of Jews Is Invoked By DANIEL J. WAKIN and RACHEL...


March 27, 2010: The Catholic Church, Haredim And Child Sexual Abuse
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Secrecy, fear of public scandal and a closed hierarchal structure are the main factors that allow child sex abuse to occur both in the Catholic Church and the much smaller Orthodox Jewish world. From the New York Times: To the...


March 25, 2010: A Haredi Mah Nishtana For Child Sexual Abuse
Comments: 33 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Why is the sexual abuse of haredi children treated differently than all other communal issues? This was written by the Jewish Board of Advocates for Children: Mah Nishtana: The Four Questions of Our Children, Some of Whom Are No Longer...


March 25, 2010: Brotherly Love: The Nikolsberg Rebbe And His Convicted Child Abuser Brother
Comments: 59 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

“Child abuse thrives in darkness. A 53-year-old convicted child molester like Baruch Lebovits wasn’t made overnight. What’s been happening all these years?” Brotherly love By Michael Orbach • The Jewish Star The biblical question about a brother’s keeper has reemerged...


March 24, 2010: Rubashkin Daughter And Husband Still Represent Themselves As Chabad
Comments: 37 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

And Roza Rubashkin continues to maintain her husband's innocence despite his admission of child endangerment – i.e., sexual abuse – and does so under Chabad's name. Please click to enlarge: As you can see, at the bottom of the email...


March 20, 2010: In Response To Attacks On Dov Hikind, Anti-Greenfield Posters Litter Borough Park
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Who is going to church this Sunday? Anti-Hikind Posters Flood Borough Park.


March 18, 2010: Should Young Israel Allow The Brother Of Convicted Pedophile Baruch Lebovits To Speak?
Comments: 120 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

A Shabbos tisch with the Nikolsberg Rebbe is scheduled for Friday night at Young Israel of the Upper West Side. The Rebbe's brother, Baruch Lebovits (pictured above) was just convicted of sodomizing and molesting a teenage boy, and the Rebbe...

 

 

 

March 18, 2010: Anti-Dov Hikind Posters In Borough Park
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Posters support David Greenfield's bid for city council and attack Hikind and his chosen candidate, Joe Lazar. The posters also criticize Hikind for shaming hasidic rebbes and rabbis, an apparent reference to Hikind's work combatting haredi child sexual abuse. Please...


March 15, 2010: Haredi Pedophile Gets 13 Years
Comments: 39 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

Judges also criticize haredi rabbis for praising haredi man who was extradited from Britain to face accusations of sexually abusing minor boys. 13 years for pedophile who fled Israel Judges criticize defense witnesses including rabbis for praising haredi man who...


March 11, 2010: $1 Million Fund To Fight Haredi Child Sex Abuse Hasn't Been Used
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Dov Hikind is sitting on the money. New York Daily News Exclusive $1M Fund To Fight Sex Abuse In Orthodox Jewish Communities Hasn't Been Used SIMONE WEICHSELBAUM • New York Daily News The state earmarked $1M to fight sexual abuse...


March 9, 2010: Rabbi Yaakov Weiss Sentenced, Rabbi Baruch Leibovits Guilty
Comments: 50 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Lebovits, who is slated to be sentenced March 29, faces up to a 32-year prison term. Weiss received 60 days. BOROUGH PARK, N.Y. (WPIX) - An orthodox rabbi was convicted by a Brooklyn jury Monday for abusing on several occasions...


March 6, 2010: Rubashkin Son-In-Law's Sentencing Set For Monday
Comments: 24 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Sentencing on child endangerment charges. Jewish Colonie reports: [Rabbi] Yaakov Weiss will be sentenced on Monday, March 8, 2010 at 9:00AM Albany County Judicial Center 6 Lodge Street, 2nd Floor Albany, NY 12207 Hon. Stephen J. Herrick, presiding.… Weiss' conduct...


March 3, 2010: Brooklyn Man Testifies Rabbi Baruch Lebovitz Molested Him As Teenager
Comments: 82 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

In a halting voice, a 22-year-old man accused a Brooklyn rabbi of repeatedly molesting him when he was a teenager. Brooklyn Man Testifies Rabbi Baruch Lebovitz Molested Him As Teenager BY SCOTT SHIFREL • New York Daily News In a...


March 3, 2010: New State Funding For Haredi Sex Abuse Awareness
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In the days before Gov. David Paterson’s already-embattled administration began to implode, Paterson reportedly agreed to allocate $500,000 to help identify and treat sex abuse victims in the Orthodox Jewish community. New State Funding For Sex Abuse Awareness Adam Dickter...


March 2, 2010: Race To Replace Simcha Felder On NYC's City Council Pits Rubashkin Ally Against Pol Who Worked To Kill The Child Victims Act
Comments: 30 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , Pedophilia
 

The choice is between Jo Lazar–an enabler for Agriprocessors and the Rubashkin family–on one hand, and David Greenfield–an ally of Satmar and the Brooklyn Archdiocese–on the other. Joe Lazar has defended Sholom Rubashkin and attacked Rubashkin critics while guesting and...


February 27, 2010: Pedophilia And The Preeminent Haredi Religious Court In Israel
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Halakha , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

"When someone suspected of committing indecent acts against a child appears before the beit din, he has two alternatives: agree to psychiatric treatment or be turned over to the police. Even if [secular] law thinks that he should be imprisoned...


February 26, 2010: Rabbi 'Sorry' He Praised Convicted Child Rapist
Comments: 17 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Rabbi Ze'ev Feldman claims he was "unaware" Rabbi Israel Weingarten was convicted of raping and abusing his daughter and related Human Trafficking. Rabbi regrets praise for child abuser By Simon Rocker • Jewish Chronicle A senior member of London's strictly...


February 25, 2010: Letter from Seattle: In Scandals, A Wake-Up Call For Orthodoxy
Comments: 26 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

"[T]he Orthodox community, which is my own, appears to harbor a sickness. You don’t have to be an ideological critic of traditional Judaism to wonder if the cause should be sought in Orthodoxy itself." In Scandals, a Wake-Up Call for...


February 24, 2010: Trial Of Alleged Haredi Pedophile Begins Tomorrow In Brooklyn
Comments: 42 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Baruch Lebovits faces charges related to two alleged child victims of rape and abuse.


February 23, 2010: Letter from London: The Orthodox Community's "Devastating Secret"
Comments: 60 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

Like the Roman Catholics in Ireland and the USA before them, Orthodox Jewish parents cannot help but start to question the absolute trust they place in their untouchable religious leaders and teachers. Sexual abuse: the Orthodox Jewish community's devastating secret...


February 16, 2010: Bnei Brak Israel's "Capital Of Pedophilia," Advocate Claims
Comments: 22 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

Advocate: Haredi communities provide safe haven for pedophiles because rabbis won't let victims call police. Yitzhak Kadman, head of Israel's National Council for the Child, created a stir in Israel yesterday when he labeled haredi city Bnei Brak as the...


February 13, 2010: Letter from Tel Aviv: 1,000 Girls Will Never feel Safe
Comments: 14 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Israel , Pedophilia
 

1,000 girls abused by Israeli pedophile will grow up to be sad women. 1,000 girls will never feel safe Thousand girls abused by Israeli pedophile will grow up to be sad women Amit Raicher • Ynet One pedophile contaminated a...


February 11, 2010: Israel's 60 Minutes Broadcasts Exposé Of Mondrowitz Case
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

Ilana Dayan and Uvda show Israelis what haredim did to protect a child rapist and endanger children. Link.


February 2, 2010: Israel Is A "Pedophile's Paradise"
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Israel , Pedophilia
 

The National Council for the Child called on government ministries to take steps to prevent pedophiles from trapping children on the Web. Advocacy group: Israel is a pedophile's paradise Dana Weiler-Polak • Ha'aretz The National Council for the Child welcomed...


February 1, 2010: Molest Rabbi Leads Prayer At NY State Assembly
Comments: 13 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

A month later in his community's mikva, he endangered the welfare of a child. Previous Post. Rabbi Yaakov Weiss Index.


February 1, 2010: How Rabbi Yaakov Weiss Avoided Being A Registered Sex Offender
Comments: 8 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

In May 2007, Chabad's Rabbi Yaakov Weiss delivered an invocation about "ethics and morals" to the New York state Assembly. The next month, he broke state law. Proposed bill would place more offenders on sex crime registry By ROBERT GAVIN,...


January 31, 2010: Haredi Entertainer Accused Of Molestation Released To House Arrest
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

A neighbor now claims to have seen the defendant standing in his house entrance with his pants pulled down below his knees saying goodbye to an 11-year-old boy. Haredi entertainer accused of molestation released to house arrest Prosecutor argues David...


January 28, 2010: Breaking! Prosecution Caves: Mondrowitz To Stay In Israel
Comments: 20 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Israeli government decides against appealing High Court ruling. According to a spokesperson for the state's attorney's office in Israel, the Israeli government has decided not to appeal the High Court's ruling overturning lower court decisions to extradite accused haredi child...


January 26, 2010: Mondrowitz Extradition Ruling Raising Questions
Comments: 3 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

"The Law of Return [did not intend for] Israel to become a shelter for people who are pedophiles who are running from the court system in other countries.” Mondrowitz Extradition Ruling Raising Questions Hella Winston • The New York Jewish...


January 26, 2010: Accused Child Molester In Shul
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Rabbi Dovid Y. Greenfield davens with a minyan. Rabbi Dovid Y. Greenfeld, who faces molestation charges after being arrested by New York police last month, praying Sunday in the Shomer Shabbos synagogue in Borough Park. As the New York Daily...


January 20, 2010: Israel Won't Charge Mondrowitz For Child Porn Found In His Home
Comments: 20 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

Mondrowitz skates on crimes committed in Israel. Mondrowitz Escapes Another Trial By Nathan Jeffay • Forward HAIFA, ISRAEL — For several dozen Americans who say they were sexually abused as children, news from Israel on January 14 ripped the scab...


January 20, 2010: Mondrowitz Case On Israel Radio
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

Yaron Dekel interviews Mark Weiss and Ben Hirsch of Survivors for Justice, along with Aviva Lori of Ha'aretz, about the case of Avrohom Mondrowitz. Hirsch's interview is in English. Weiss and Lori are in Hebrew. Click the grey bar to...


January 20, 2010: Beit Din Rulings Against Mondrowitz
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

"Avrohom Mondrowitz may not serve as a teacher…nor as a psychologist…He should be removed from the presence of children and adolescents….Anyone who helps or defends him will be liable for his actions, and will be considered…an accomplice to his crimes."...


January 20, 2010: Who Killed Motty Borger?
Comments: 35 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

WPIX confronts Rabbi Baruch Lebovits. [Hat Tip: The Other DK.]


January 19, 2010: Israel Sets Mondrowitz Free
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

Mondrowitz's attorney says inaction by Brooklyn's DA set Mondrowitz free. Israel sets Mondrowitz free Assessing blame, further options in notorious case By Michael Orbach • The Jewish Star Avrohom Mondrowitz will not be extradited to New York to be tried...


January 19, 2010: Alleged Child Molestor Wins First Battle
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

For the more than two years he was in prison, Avrohom Mondrowitz prayed to God for his freedom. Alleged child molester wins first battle against extradition to U.S. Aviva Lori • Ha'aretz For the more than two years he was...


January 19, 2010: Rubashkin Son-In-Law Still Suspended By Chabad
Comments: 26 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

A Loudonville rabbi who admitted having "inappropriate physical contact" with two 13-year-old boys -- and telling one to lie to police and his mother about it -- remains under suspension, his organization said Monday. Group says rabbi no longer leader...


January 18, 2010: Mondrowitz May Have Been Treating Boys After Indictment
Comments: 14 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

New evidence suggests alleged child molester was counseling teen in Israel in 2006. Mondrowitz May Have Been Treating Boys Long After Indictment Avrohom Mondrowitz being led away in handcuffs during his 2007 arrest in Israel. Hella Winston • The NY...


January 17, 2010: Suicide Groom Told Friend He Was Molested By Rabbi Baruch Lebovits
Comments: 35 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

A Brooklyn man who committed suicide two days into his honeymoon had confided to a friend's dad that he was molested by a prominent rabbi now facing charges of sexually abusing other boys. Suicide groom's anguish By REUVEN BLAU and...


January 15, 2010: Why Rabbis Sin
Comments: 36 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

Wherever you have a self-perpetuating oligarchy, its members come to see themselves as above the law. Why rabbis sin Jeremy Rosen • Ha'aretz One could be forgiven for thinking that this past year was a very bad one for Orthodox...


January 14, 2010: Brooklyn DA "Disappointed" By Israel's Mondrowitz Extradition Decision
Comments: 18 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

"We are working with the U.S. Department of Justice and the Israel Ministry of Justice to see what remedies are available." BREAKING: Israeli Supreme Court: No Extradition For Mondrowitz; Brooklyn DA 'Disappointed' by Hella Winston • The Jewish Week The...


January 14, 2010: Exclusive: Shannon Orand In Her Own Words
Comments: 291 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The woman at the center of the Rabbi Leib Tropper/Eternal Jewish Family scandal explains what really happened in that hotel room. FailedMessiah.com spoke with Shannon Orand several times since the Tropper/Eternal Jewish Family scandal broke, and a couple times before...


January 14, 2010: MONDROWITZ EXTRADITION BLOCKED DUE TO STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS
Comments: 49 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

Extradition would "harm the suspect's right to due process." Suspected sex offender escapes extradition to US Israeli Supreme Court refuses to extradite Abraham Mondrowitz, suspected of sexually abusing minors 25 years ago Ynet The Supreme Court determined Thursday that Abraham...


January 14, 2010: NO EXTRADITION: ACCUSED CHILD RAPIST AVROHOM MONDROWITZ SAFE IN ISRAEL
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

No justice. From a source in Israel close to the court proceedings: The judges just freed Mondrowitz. The terms for his bail while the state decides whether to file an application for a second appeal are being discussed by the...


January 13, 2010: In Sex Case, Rubashkin Relative Pleads Guilty to Child Endangerment
Comments: 103 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Scandal , Pedophilia
 

Under oath, Rabbi Yaakov Weiss admitted to: “While naked, knowingly having inappropriate physical contact with a child, who was also naked at the time.” In Sex Case, Rubashkin Relative Pleads Guilty to Child Endangerment By Debra Nussbaum Cohen • Forward...


January 12, 2010: Internal Haredi Soul Searching Over Rash Of Child Abuse Cases
Comments: 32 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

The murder is one of a series of violent acts in which children were harmed by members of extremist ultra-Orthodox sects. Haredi media calls on its own to question rash of child abuse cases By Tamar Rotem • Ha'aretz Last...


January 12, 2010: Exclusive: Mondrowitz Extradition Decision Due Thursday
Comments: 28 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

Israel's High Court to finally announce its ruling. I just received word that the Mondrowitz judgment is going to be read in the Supreme Court on Thursday. (Survivors for Justice filed a brief in this case.) And then we'll know...


January 11, 2010: Rubashkin Son-In-Law Pleads Guilty To "Inappropriate Physical Contact" With Boys
Comments: 58 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Plea bargain keeps suspended Chabad rabbi off sex offender registry. Rabbi takes responsibility for "inappropriate physical contact" with boys Rabbi Yaakov Weiss also admits he tried to convince victim to lie By ROBERT GAVIN • Albany Times Union ALBANY --...


January 7, 2010: Rabbi Busted After Making 1200 Obscene Phone Calls To Children
Comments: 23 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Israel , Pedophilia
 

The rabbi told police he was only "studying" child sexual assault. Rabbi suspected of making 1,200 obscene calls to children Haaretz A Modi'in Ilit rabbi was arrested on Thursday on suspicion of making 1,200 obscene phone calls to children, Channel...


January 4, 2010: Israel Lags Behind West In Anti-Pedophile Legislation, Enforcement
Comments: 41 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Pedophilia
 

A single male pedophile attracted to boys attacks an average of 700 victims during his lifetime. 'Israel lags behind West in pedophile legislation' Dan Izenberg • JERUSALEM POST Israel lags behind the rest of the democratic world in legislation and...


January 3, 2010: 3 Years After Allegations Of Child Sexual Abuse, It's Still Business As Usual At A Brooklyn Yeshiva
Comments: 27 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Undercover photos tell a disheartening story. In December 2006, a civil suit was filed against Rabbi Avraham Mordecai Leizerowitz. Leizerowitz was the mashgiach ruhani (spiritual guide) of the Gerrer Mesivta school in Borough Park Brooklyn. The charges – which include...


December 30, 2009: Avrohom Mondrowitz Case Enters California Politics
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

The fugitive pedophile, still waiting in Israel for the High Court to decide on his extradition to Brooklyn, plays an outsized role in California. My five Public Nonservants of the Year BY CHRIS REED • Sign On San Diego …5....


December 29, 2009: Dov Hikind To Announce New "Compromise" Child Sex Abuse Bill Weaker Than Markey
Comments: 14 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Hikind also touts $1.1 million grant from state to educate about sex abuse. A friend writes: I heard Dov Hikind speak last night in a shul in Belle Harbor [Rockaway, Queens. NYC]. He said he's about to announce a compromise...


December 25, 2009: Alleged Haredi Pedophile Rabbi David Y. Greenfeld Agreed To Stop Teaching Children After Confrontation With Alleged Victim
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A victim and Rabbi Nochem Rosenberg confronted Greenfeld in November. Greenfeld was arrested this week on three molestation-related counts. Greenfeld Agreed To Quit Teaching In November Because His Of Alleged Molesting Of Children Yerachmiel Lopin • FrumFollies.Wordpress.com (Cross Posted To...


December 24, 2009: Haredi Yeshiva Teacher Busted For Alleged Sexual Assault Against Boy
Comments: 30 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

A Borough Park, Brooklyn, yeshiva teacher was busted Wednesday morning for allegedly molesting a teenage boy who had attended his synagogue, cops said. Yeshiva teacher David Greenfeld accused of boy molest BY SIMONE WEICHSELBAUM • New York DAILY NEWS A...


December 22, 2009: DC Area Orthodox Synagogue Issues Policy On Sex Offenders
Comments: 36 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Young Israel Shorai Emunah of Greater Washington sent members a list of rules governing sex offenders in the synagogue. Phil Jacobs of the Baltimore Jewish Times writes: …Shorai Emunah [m]embers received information about a policy regarding convicted or admitted child...


December 21, 2009: Child Abuse In Haredi Brooklyn: Chipping Away At A Wall Of Silence
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In Brooklyn’s ultra-orthodox Jewish neighborhoods, the rabbinical leadership’s muted response to a wave of sexual abuse allegations has come under increasing scrutiny. CHILD ABUSE IN ORTHODOX BROOKLYN: CHIPPING AWAY AT A WALL OF SILENCE By Christopher Alessi and Nathania Zevi...

 

 

 

December 16, 2009: Accused Haredi Child Rapist Goes To Shul
Comments: 43 | Categories: Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Baruch Lebovitz davens Ma'ariv. Shomer Shabbos shul, Borough Park, Brooklyn, NY tonight: Lebovitz's next court appearance: December 21, 2009. [Hat Tip: A-vroom.]


December 9, 2009: Did The Brooklyn DA Really Try To Extradite Avrohom Mondrowitz?
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

Mondrowitz currently sits in an Israeli jail; his extradition is being decided by Israel's High Court. Did Brooklyn DA Chase Sex Abuser? By Nathaniel Popper • The Forward Brooklyn’s district attorney has lost a key fight in his effort to...


December 6, 2009: Accused Haredi Pedophile Has A Brand New Job
Comments: 43 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

Rabbi Avraham M. Leizerowitz is now counseling troubled boys. Word from Israel on accused pedophile Rabbi Avraham M. Leizerowitz: Avraham M. Leizerowitz has started working at a new job. He is the mashgiach ruchani (religious counselor) in a Jerusalem yeshiva...


December 5, 2009: What Is The Brooklyn DA Hiding?
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A judge finds Charles Hynes must release all information related to the Avrohom Mondrowitz extradition proceedings – but Hynes won't do it. Michael Lesher writes: Some good news -- and some bad news. The good news: I won my Article...


December 1, 2009: Lakewood Rabbis Come Out Against "Toeivah Bill," Still Silent On Sex Abuse
Comments: 43 | Categories: Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Blocking same sex marriage deemed important enough to take a public stand, while haredi-on-boy sex abuse is not. Blocking the New Jersey gay marriage bill was a major topic at the Agudath Israel of America convention last week. By contrast,...


November 30, 2009: Agudah Head: We Can No Longer Pretend Child Sexual Abuse Does Not Exist
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia , Women & Judaism
 

When something is hidden, Rabbi David Zwiebel told the Agudah convention, it's up to God to deal with. But when something is revealed, it's up to us. All I'll add – besides the obvious need for Agudath Israel of America...


November 28, 2009: Haredim "End Silence" On Sex Abuse
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A few months ago, a high-ranking rabbi and spiritual leader at the Beth Medrash Govoha yeshiva, Matisyahu Salomon, quietly closed a rabbinical court, a Bais Din, that handled many of Lakewood's sex abuse allegations. Orthodox end silence on sex abuse...


November 22, 2009: Do You Have Information That Could Help With The Prosecution Of This Case?
Comments: 50 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Do you have information about Baruch Lebovits? Baruch Lebovits is derisively called the Atlantic City Rebbe because he allegedly takes kids from Brooklyn to Atlantic City, which means he crosses state lines with them. If crimes were committed during those...


November 18, 2009: Baruch Lebovits Accused Of Hundreds Of Counts Of Child Rape And Abuse
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Brother of Nikolsburger Rebbe owns a Brooklyn travel agency. Lebovits is rumored to be one of the men who molested a recent suicide. Here are his charge sheets as PDF files: Download Baruch Lebovits Charges 1 Download Baruch Lebovits charges...


November 15, 2009: Brooklyn Hatan Who Jumped To His Death 2 Days After Wedding Did So Because Of Sex Abuse Suffered As A Child, NY Post Says
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Motty Borger was tormented by memories of being sexually molested as a Jewish student. Suicide groom twist By SUSAN EDELMAN and KIRSTEN FLEMING A Brooklyn newlywed who jumped to his death from a hotel balcony the night after his wedding...


November 11, 2009: Groundbreaking Passaic Session On Haredi Child Sex Abuse Attended Largely By Ba'al Teshuvas
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Native born haredim AWOL. A Haredi Town Confronts Abuse From The Inside Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman has used the pulpit of Congregation Ahavas Israel to take a public stand against sexual molestation in the Orthodox community. by Steve Lipman •...


November 9, 2009: Your Help Needed Today To Get The Child Victims Act Passed
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One email sent today may finally make the CVA law. I received the following email several times last night and this early this morning. It appears to originate in Assemblywoman MArge Markey's office. Markey is the chief sponsor of the CVA:...


November 6, 2009: Op-Ed: Anti-Catholic Bias Behind Focus On Priests' Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Pedophilia
 

Haredim, Archbishop says, get a free pass from the press. FOUL BALL! By Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan Archbishop of New York October is the month we relish the highpoint of our national pastime, especially when one of our own New...


November 2, 2009: Church Caught Illegally Lobbying For Pol Who Blocked Markey Bill
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Bill would have extended limits for prosecution of child sexual abuse. Recorded Calls to Voters From Brooklyn Bishop Praise a Democratic Leader By MICHAEL POWELL • New York Times In an unusually overt step into politics by a religious leader,...


October 30, 2009: UPDATE: Brooklyn DA Talks About Haredi Child Sex Abuse on NPR
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Charles Hynes, head of sex crimes unit and head of the Board of Family and Children Services. Listen here: Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC Radio, 11 am to noon today. The volume is a bit low, especially for the first 20...


October 20, 2009: Mesira: When Can An Orthodox Jew Inform On Or Testify Against Another Orthodox Jew?
Comments: 23 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Halakha , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

Does it matter if the criminal is a child abuser? What if he only stole from or hurt non-Jews? Here's a video explaining mesira from Yeshiva University's Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbi Hershel Schachter, followed by a more recent clarification he wrote...


October 14, 2009: Rabbis, RCA Want Child Sex Abusers Brought Before Religious Court, Police To Be Called Only If Rabbis Approve
Comments: 38 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

Beit dins allow “for an investigation to see if there’s substance, and if there is, it’s immediately referred” to civil authorities, RCA head rabbi says. Rabbis Still Want Role in Abuse Cases By Josh Nathan-Kazis • The Forward Despite a...


October 13, 2009: NY Times: Pursuit of Sex Abuse Cases Grows Among Brooklyn's Orthodox Jews
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Haredim, taking matters into their own hands, skip rabbis and beit dins and go directly to police and the DA. FailedMessiah.com and UOJ get a nice mention: Orthodox Jews Relying More on Legal Prosecution of Sex Abuse By PAUL VITELLO...


October 12, 2009: BREAKING! Israel's Haredi Health Minister Caught Intervening To Protect Haredi Pedophiles
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

Rabbi Yaakov Litzman tried to force psychiatrists to change their medical reports to protect haredi pedophiles. Litzman is technically Deputy Defense Minister. This is a legal fiction that allows Litzman to avoid voting on certain cabinet level votes mandatory for...


October 8, 2009: Vatican Cites High Rates Of Child Sexual Abuse In Haredi Community, Says The Church Has Cleaned Its House But Others Haven't Cleaned Their's
Comments: 19 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

“I was shocked by the statement. I don’t believe in comparing abuse. That’s a dangerous path to travel,” said Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, head of the New York Board of Rabbis. Vatican’s New Defense on Child Molestation Charges: Finger-pointing By Rebecca...


October 8, 2009: Rabbi Accused of Child Sexual Abuse Previously Molested at Chabad Shul, Was Convicted, Head Chabad Rabbi Says He Was Not Involved In These "Rumors"
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Chabad's International Co-head and emissary to the White House, Rabbi Avaham Shemtov says child sex abuse that took place in his synagogue is beyond his purview. Shemtov said that there were "lots of rumor that flew back and forth" about...


October 7, 2009: Reaction To Judge's Statement Reveals Divide In The Orthodox Community
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

“The law is the only means of stemming the tide of abuse.” Judge: Orthodox Protect Abusers, Not Victims Hella Winston • NY Jewish Week At the sentencing last week of a bar mitzvah tutor and social worker convicted of sexually...


October 7, 2009: Rabbi's Sex Abuse Case Heads To Court
Comments: 45 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

A former Bay State rabbi is scheduled to be arraigned this morning on charges he sexually assaulted two 11-year-old students while he taught at the Maimonides School in Brookline during the 1970s. Rabbi’s sex abuse case heads to court By...


October 7, 2009: Letter from Passaic: Talking Abuse
Comments: 18 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

“This is the first time I’m validated in the Orthodox community. It feels good to see all of you out here." Talking Abuse By Mitch Morrison “I’m not really a teenager. I never really had a childhood.” Sixteen and fresh-faced,...


October 2, 2009: Judge Lashes Out At Orthodox Community In Sex-Abuse Case
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Haredim have "a communal attitude that seems to impose greater opprobrium on the victims than the perpetrator." BREAKING: Judge Lashes Out At Orthodox Community In Sex-Abuse Case; Says It Protects Abusers, Not Victims by Hella Winston • The NY Jewish...


September 30, 2009: Audio: Passaic Conference On Childhood Sexual Abuse
Comments: 30 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

Extraordinary audio from Orthodox (or formerly Orthodox) survivors of childhood sexual abuse. This runs about 2 hours and 22 minutes long. Most of the talks – especially the talk given by Sarah, a teen age girl who is a survivor...


September 30, 2009: Rabbis And Child Sexual Abuse
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"There is a perverted sense of Chillul Hashem that places the blame, not on those whose behavior mocks their external look of piety, but places it instead on those who unmask them." From David Morris's blog: Rabbi Yosef Blau is...


September 29, 2009: Haredi Rabbi Gets 13 months For Child Sexual Molestation
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Rabbi Yona Weinberg sentenced. Details to follow soon.


September 29, 2009: Abuse Advocate Catches Haredi Flack In Shifty Slime Control
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

Rabbi Jonathan Rosenblum tries to slick his way out of a nasty lie. Jonathan Rosenblum responds to Michael Lesher's criticism by linking to an edited version of his original article and using that edited version to discredit Lesher. In the...


September 24, 2009: Former Boston Rabbi Indicted On Child Sexual Abuse Charges
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

Victims were students of the Maimonides School when the alleged abuse took place 34 years ago. Maimonides School was then under the leadership of Rabbi Joseph Dov Soleveichik, the leader of North American Modern Orthodoxy. No direct link to Rabbi...


September 23, 2009: Star Teacher Who Volunteered With NCSY Arrested For Child Sexual Abuse
Comments: 18 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

Teacher, a native of Israel who is also a cantor, was arrested after four families went to Israeli police complaining of sexual abuse. Former teacher, cantor in Toronto charged with sex abuse in Israel Written by Atara Beck • Jewish...


September 22, 2009: Exclusive: Chabad Rabbi, Suspended Due To Allegations Of Child Sexual Abuse, Offers "Chabad Lubavitch Services" For Holidays
Comments: 29 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Scandal , Pedophilia
 

Rabbi Yaakov Weiss, Rabbi Sholom M. Rubashkin's son-in-law, continues to function as a Chabad representative despite ban from Chabad leadership. Just before Rosh Hashana I spoke with a Chabad rabbi closely linked to the movement's leadership. He mentioned without prompting...


September 21, 2009: Wishing Away Haredi Child Abuse
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

In order to speak no 'evil,' haredi mouthpiece Rabbi Jonathan Rosenblum refuses to see or hear the facts of haredi child abuse. But Michael Lesher doesn't let Rosenblum get away with it. Michael Lesher writes: Jonathan Rosenblum’s recent attempt to...


September 17, 2009: A Fundraising Appeal From Sholom M. Rubashkin's Daughter
Comments: 43 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , Moshe Rubashkin , Pedophilia , Rubashkin Safety , Rubashkin Workers
 

"The government has targeted our family, and my father in particular, using them as scapegoats. They have been all over the media in this massive witch hunt." Important: PLEASE STOP AND READ THIS! Wednesday September 16, 2009 9:30 PM Dear...


September 14, 2009: Letter from Brooklyn: NYC City Council Vote Tuesday May Reach As Far As Albany
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Please don't vote for a crony of the man who helped block passage of the Child Victims Act, activist says. Vito Lopez and his lackey Stephen Levin, who is running for City Council in district 33, both deserve scorn for...


September 14, 2009: No Exemptions For Sexual Abuse
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, etc. , History , Pedophilia
 

First Amendment freedoms to practice one's faith are not absolute, particularly when it puts the most vulnerable citizens at risk for irreparable physical and emotional harm. No exemptions for sex abuse ASBURY PARK PRESS EDITORIAL • SEPTEMBER 14, 2009 "Orthodox...


September 12, 2009: Exposé: Lakewood, Child Sexual Abuse And Blaming Victims
Comments: 19 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Threats of physical violence and death, forced evictions, and shunning – this is what happens to Jews who report rabbis who rape children in Lakewood. Victims burned out or evicted from their homes, Mafia-like tactics used to silence and punish...


September 8, 2009: Haredi Molester Sentencing Tomorrow
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Bar Mitzvah tutor Yona Weinberg convicted of sexually molesting boys. Sentencing Wednesday for Pederast Tutor by Ryan Thompson • Brooklyn Daily Eagle JAY STREET — A Bar Mitzvah tutor convicted of sexually abusing two boys will be sentenced Wednesday in...


August 26, 2009: Annals of Crime: Bernard Mutterperl Getts 10 Years
Comments: 26 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Haredi man tried to kidnap a little girl. BROOLYN 'PERV' GETS 10 YEARS FOR ATTEMPTED KIDNAPPING By ALEX GINSBERG • NY Post A feisty 13-year-old who fought off a 6-foot-4 pervert tearfully told a Brooklyn judge today that the attack...


August 26, 2009: Rabbi Menashe Klein On Child Sexual Abuse: Doctors And Other Mandated Reporters Who Call Police Should Be Killed
Comments: 53 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Rabbi Menashe HaKutan breaks wind. Rabbi Menashe Klein is a prominent haredi rabbi (a "Gadol") living in Brooklyn, New York. Rav Menashe Klein (Mishneh Halachos 16:58): … Shulchan Aruch (C.M. 388:9) writes that it is prohibited to cause a Jew...


August 25, 2009: Rubashkin Son-In-Law Indicted For Child Abuse
Comments: 41 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Scandal , Pedophilia
 

Rabbi Yaakov Weiss allegedly sexually abused 2 boys and kicked and beat one of them. Indictment: Rabbi told boy "just say nothing happened" By ROBERT GAVIN • Times Union ALBANY -- A Loudonville rabbi was arraigned in Albany County Court...


July 29, 2009: Rabbi Yehuda Kolko's Very Excellent Summer Vacation:
Kolko Gets Kicked Out Of One Bungalow Colony But Is Welcomed With Open Arms In Another

Comments: 105 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Rabbi declares man convicted of child endangerment "kosher." Trouble in the Catskills Kolko kicked out of one colony but finds another By Michael Orbach • The Jewish Star In the Catskills this summer, worries about children’s safety are extending beyond...


July 27, 2009: Rabbi Yehuda Kolko's Very Excellent Summer Vacation
Comments: 19 | Categories: Chabad & EJs , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Sexual predator Rabbi Yehuda Kolko–out of jail and unregistered as a sex offender in a plea bargain his victims' families objected to–takes a vacation. UOJ emails a message received from a deep source: Yudi Kolko has taken up residence --...


July 27, 2009: Letter From Israel:
Silence of the Haredi Rabbis

Comments: 70 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

How is it possible that there was not one righteous man among the Council of Torah sages to stand up for that abused child and demand someone look into the well-being of his brother? Akiva Eldar / Haredi rabbis must...


July 22, 2009: Alleged Molester With Link To Rabbi Yehuda Kolko Released On Bail With Full Access To Children
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Lives on same block as yeshiva, has no travel or general contact restrictions. Was once a student of Yeshiva Torah Temimah. Told reporter he "could not recall" if he had been molested by Rabbi Yehuda Kolko. Father warns other parents...


July 22, 2009: Accused Haredi Sex Offender Taught At Yeshiva
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Yosef Kolko, the nephew of the notorious Rabbi Yehuda Kolko, taught at Yeshiva Orchos Chaim. Camp counselor facing sex assault charges also taught at yeshiva BY ZACH PATBERG • Asbury Park Press LAKEWOOD — A camp counselor who police say...


July 21, 2009: Letters They Didn't Publish: A Misquote in Support of Thievery
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Marvin Schick , Media , Pedophilia
 

Should a haredi community activist get away with misquoting a federal judge to protect a rabbi who said it's okay to steal? This letter was sent to the New York Jewish Week on June 24, 2009. The Jewish week acknowledges...


July 20, 2009: BREAKING! Lakewood Camp Counselor Yosef Kolko Arrested On Child Sex Abuse Charges
Comments: 25 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Nephew of notorious Rabbi Yehuda Kolko allegedly sexually assaulted a little boy. Camp counselor at private Lakewood school charged with sexually assaulting boy BY MICHELLE SAHN • Asbury Park Press LAKEWOOD — A camp counselor who worked at a program...


July 16, 2009: Day of Reckoning for a Child Molester
Comments: 0 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Israel , Pedophilia
 

When he was in fourth grade, Avraham Rana used to come to Levy's house…. Levy's mother did not suspect the religious man who said he had come to teach her youngest child arithmetic.… Day of reckoning By Esti Ahronovitz •...


July 14, 2009: Brazil: No Asylum For Haredi Alleged Child Abuser
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

Authorities reject 'Rabbi' Elior Chen's request for refugee status, say he will soon be extradited to Israel. Brazil: No refugee status for 'abusive rabbi' Brazilian authorities reject 'Rabbi' Elior Chen's request for refugee status, say he will soon be extradited...

 

 

 

July 9, 2009: Does Jewish Law Permit Turning In Jewish Criminals To Police?
Comments: 20 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

And, even if it does allow it, do haredi rabbis do it? Ask the Rabbi: Just informers? Shlomo Brody , THE JERUSALEM POST Q If one has evidence against swindlers like Bernie Madoff, or a child abuser, can they report...


June 25, 2009: BREAKING! Hella Winston Wins Prestigious Press Award For Haredi Sex Abuse Reporting
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Media , Pedophilia
 

The NY Jewish Week's coverage of haredi child sexual abuse wins first place in the Jewish Press Association's Rockower Awards. I'm told A charge of Double Betrayal In Williamsburg by Hella Winston has won first place. Mazel Tov to Hella....


June 24, 2009: Survivors’ Hopes Dashed As NY Assembly Adjourns Without Vote On Sex Abuse Bill
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

“That’s one or two people who want to sue, who just want to get money,” Lopez said. “That’s not, to me, a protest.” Survivors’ Hopes Dashed as NY Assembly Adjourns Without Sex Abuse Vote By Rebecca Dube • The Forward...


June 24, 2009: BREAKING! Huge Demonstration On Sex Abuse Bill Shakes Lopez
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Police out in force to separate hundreds of pro and anti bill protesters, protect Lopez. Satmar and Catholic Church Send Busloads Of Protesters To Support Lopez And Attack The Child Victims Act Top two pictures: Rabbi David Neiderrman of Satmar....


June 24, 2009: ALLEGED HAREDI PEDOPHILE: The Kids Came On To Me
Comments: 21 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Bar Mitzvah tutor tells court 12 year old boys tried to seduce him. Molest defendant: Kid came on to me BY SCOTT SHIFREL • NY DAILY NEWS A Bar Mitzvah tutor and social worker charged with molesting four teens took...


June 24, 2009: Protests Continue Over Sex Abuse Bill
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Documents , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

You're needed on the picket line today! Please stop by and wave a sign. Photo: Joe DiAngelo. Starting at 1:00 PM and continuing until early evening – come when you can: Congressman Vito Lopez Williamsburg District Office 434 South 5th...


June 23, 2009: NO VOTE: Sex Abuse Bill Will Have To Wait For Special Session
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Or, the bill may come to a vote when the regularly scheduled State Assembly session continues in January. Vote unlikely on sex abuse bill Catholic Church opposes NY Newsday As the state Assembly wrapped up its regular session Tuesday, it...


June 23, 2009: Brooklyn Boy Takes Stand To Testify Against Molester
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Bar Mitzvah tutor charged with sexually abusing 4 boys. Brooklyn teen accuses bar mitzvah tutor, former social worker, of abuse BY SCOTT SHIFREL • NY DAILY NEWS A frightened Brooklyn teenager shakily took the stand Monday to accuse a bar...


June 22, 2009: Bend Over Agudah – Truth Is Incoming
Comments: 22 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Was there a time when some of Agudah's leaders were actually honest? Rabbi Eliezer Silver's grandson talks about his own sexual abuse and what his grandfather did about it. Note that no senior level Agudah rabbis has done the same...


June 22, 2009: Your Calls Are Urgently Needed
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Today is the last day of the scheduled session for the NY State Assembly. Survivors ask that you make two calls immediately to help get the Child Victims Act brought to the floor for a vote. The CVA is currently...


June 21, 2009: Sex Abuse Survivors Protest Outside St. Patrick's Cathedral
Comments: 1 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Survivors want the Child Victims Act to be brought to a floor vote in the NY State Assembly Monday. I'm told there will also be an ongoing protest in front of Assemblyman Vito Lopez's Brooklyn office, 434 South 5th Street...


June 19, 2009: Please Make This Call Today
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The fight goes on. Call. It will take less than 5 minutes of your time. Survivors For Justice writes: …[P]lease call Speaker Sheldon Silver and thank him for his continued strong support of the Markey bill. Ask Speaker Silver to...


June 19, 2009: Fate Of Sex Abuse Bill Uncertain
Comments: 31 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

New York's tribal politics along with the Catholic Church and certain Jewish groups may have killed the Child Victims Act. Lobbying Intensifies, but Fate of Sex Abuse Bill Is Up in the Air By PAUL VITELLO • NY Times ALBANY...


June 18, 2009: Is Dov Hikind Trying to Kill the Child Victims Act?
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Sex abuse bill In "big trouble," almost dead, Hikind claims. Complains compromise is needed, but does not acknowledge compromises already put in place. Markey Abuse Bill “in big trouble”, And Most Likely Dead Albany, NY - Assemb. Margaret M. Markey’s...


June 18, 2009: Protest Video
Comments: 0 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Organized in less than five hours, abuse survivors and advocates demonstrate at Assemblyman Vito Lopez's office. Why were they demonstrating?This exclusive post.


June 17, 2009: Sex Abuse Survivors Plan Protests At Vito Lopez's Offices
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Renegade Assemblyman is trying to block Child Victims Act in dirty deal with Church. I hear the time for the protests is 3 pm today. One group of protesters will be at the Brooklyn office, another at the Albany office:...


June 17, 2009: EXCLUSIVE: Democratic NY State Assemblyman Allegedly Threatens Rebellion To Block Markey Bill
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Pedophilia
 

Assemblyman Vito Lopez, a powerful Democratic leader in the NY State Assembly, wants to have his rejected bill – backed by the Catholic Church and Agudath Israel of America – brought to a floor vote by the Republicans. A well...


June 16, 2009: VOTE POSTPONED
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The vote in the NY State Assembly on the Child Victims Act (Markey Bill) has been postponed. It will not be Wednesday. I'll let you know when the vote will take place as soon as I find out. The current...


June 16, 2009: Teen Confronts Molester In Court
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Police were told after family went to Rabbi Yaakov Horowitz to see if they should report the crime. Teen molested as a child by Queens baker confronts tormentor in court BY NICOLE BODE, NY DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER A Queens...


June 16, 2009: Haredi Sex Offender Plea Raises Questions About Judge, Police, DA, Rabbis
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Stefan Colmer could be free before the end of the year. Pleaded guilty June 10 to molesting 2 kids. Police know of at least 10 other victims whose rabbis would not let them testify. Colmer Plea Deal Seen Raising Questions...


June 16, 2009: Child Victims Act Has New Senate Sponsor
Comments: 1 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Vote in the Assembly slated for tomorrow night. The new Senate sponsor is Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson.


June 16, 2009: Brooklyn Girl Testifies Against Alleged Haredi Perv Kidnapper
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Bernard Mutterperl said he took the girl's hand because he wanted to become friends. Brave Brooklyn girl, 13, testifies at kidnapping trial BY SCOTT SHIFREL, NY DAILY NEWS A plucky 13-year-old Brooklyn girl who kept cool and escaped when a...


June 16, 2009: Protecting Pedophiles
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

The child sexual abuse scandal in Beit Shemesh deepens and widens as rabbis and community leaders persecute abuse victims and their families. Protecting the pedophiles Tamar Rotem, Ha'aretz For several weeks in April last year, the seven-year-old son of residents...


June 16, 2009: Want To Pass A Law To Protect Kids From Child Sexual Abuse?
Call Your Legislators Now!

Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Your calls will make the difference. Please click to enlarge: MEMO TO: Friends and Supporters of Child Victims’ Act of New York FROM: Assemblywoman Margaret M. Markey SUBJECT: Albany Update, Monday, June 15, 2009 The Assembly continued in session well...


June 15, 2009: BREAKING! Queens Rabbis Force Bakery To Fire Convicted Pedophile
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Queens Pita given ultimatum by Vaad. June 14, 2009 - Queens Pita PUBLIC ADVISORY - SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 2009 On Friday, June 12, 2009, the Vaad Harabonim of Queens ordered the retail establishment known as Queens Pita Bakery and/or Queens...


June 14, 2009: Rabbi Milton Yehoshua Balkany Defends Rabbi Dovid Cohen & Ohel, Attacks Media, NY Jewish Week
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , Pedophilia
 

The rabbi who misappropriated a $700,000 federal grant meant to help disabled children defends rabbi who said Jewish law allows you to cheat on your taxes. Rabbi Milton Yehoshua Balkany is also the son-in-law of Aaron Rubashkin. And, like the...


June 13, 2009: No Jail For Kosher Molester
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Kosher baker admits molesting boy, released without bail, is expected to get short probation and counseling. Not registered as sex offender. Will be back in bakery Sunday. No jail for molester: Plans return to Kew Gardens bakery BY NICOLE BODE,...


June 12, 2009: Brooklyn's DA Is Unfit For Office
Comments: 1 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Charles Hynes shows he does not understand the crime of child sexual abuse. VosIzNeais posted a video interview with Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes done for it by Yair Hoffman. Hoffman, a haredi rabbi, may be familiar to some of you...


June 11, 2009: Make A Call, Save A Life
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Take five minutes out of your busy day to help kids. The Survivors for Justice blog writes: URGENT: ACTION NEEDED NOW Monday's surprise upheavel in the New York State Senate puts the progress of the Child Victims Act of New...


June 11, 2009: Child Sex Abuse Bill Poised For Vote Amid Albany Chaos
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Catholic Church, Agudath Israel try to block bill. Child Sex Abuse Bill Poised for Vote Amid Albany Chaos By Rebecca Dube • The Forward Last summer, New York State Assemblywoman Marge Markey had lunch with Delaware State Senator Karen Peterson....


June 10, 2009: Haredi Pedophile Pleads Guilty
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

Stefan Colmer sodomized boys, was sheltered by Brooklyn rabbis, and forced out of Passaic. Colrmer fled to Israel and was later extradited. KINGS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY CHARLES J. HYNES ANNOUNCES GUILTY PLEA IN CHILD SEX ABUSE CASE FIRST EXTRADITION FROM...


June 9, 2009: The Republican Coup In The NY State Senate
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Who is behind it? Why should you care? Who's behind it? The Catholic Church. The public reason for the coup: To block pending Gay Rights legislation. The non-public reason for the coup: To block the Child Protection Act. Who will...


June 8, 2009: Haredi Child Sexual Abuse As Seen From The Court System
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

Disproportionately high rate of child sexual abuse and related crimes in haredi society. Haredim and Molestation in the Courts An Anonymous Guest Post, LifeInIsrael.blogspot.com The recent article in the Jerusalem Post has caused much controversy in Ramat Bet Shemesh. One...


June 7, 2009: Survivors for Justice Launches Radio Ad Campaign in Support of Child Victims Act, Against Agudah
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Ads feature UOJ, survivors, parents and even a police officer. Some are openly anti-Agudath Israel of America. UOJ English: UOJ Yiddish: Luzer Twersky English: Detective Jennifer Molinari: More here. [Hat Tip: Dr. R-F.]


June 4, 2009: Markey Amends Bill To Include Public Schools
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Teachers' unions do not oppose change, maximum age of victims lowered to 53. Sex Abuse Bill to Include Public Institutions, Too By PAUL VITELLO, NY Times Addressing complaints from Roman Catholic officials and others, the state assemblywoman sponsoring a bill...


June 4, 2009: Two Suspected Pedophiles Arrested In Haredi Neighborhood
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Police suspect the two committed more than 20 sexual attacks against children. Two suspected pedophiles arrested in ultra-Orthodox J'lem neighborhood By Jonathan Lis • Ha'aretz Police remanded two men Wednesday suspected of more than 20 sexual attacks on young boys...


June 4, 2009: Rabbi Yaakov Horowitz Sells Out, Part 4
Comments: 21 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Yankie Horowitz continues to sell out the abuse victims he supposedly cared so much for. Markey 2.0 - Improving Legislation to Provide More Gain and Cause Less Pain Rabbi Yakov Horowitz • (This article originally appeared in the Jewish Press)...


June 3, 2009: Orthodox Video Silent on Reporting Sexual Abuse to Police
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

“The focus of that video was to alert the community to the problem,” Twerski said. “It’s a complex question of who has to report, and who is a mandated reporter. I’m not sure we could do it in that video.”...


June 3, 2009: Israel: Denial, Ostracism & Haredi Rabbis Defending Sexual Predators
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

"We have an epidemic on our hands, and there is complete denial here that there is anything wrong. I spoke to the rabbis and other community leaders here, but they all called me a liar and said that this kind...


June 2, 2009: NJ Predator Case Shows Change In Orthodox Communiy's Response To Child Sex Abuse?
Comments: 62 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

If so, the change is incremental. Passaic predator case shows change in Orthodox community's response Jerry DeMarco, The Examiner An Orthodox community in North Jersey is trying to reconcile the arrest of one of its own on charges of attempting...


June 1, 2009: Why God Created RICO
Comments: 29 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Pedophilia
 

History says RICO was passed to get mobsters off the streets and to break organized crime. Theodicy, however, may tell a different story. BISHOP IS DEFIANT ON THREATS By EDMUND DeMARCHE and LEONARD GREENE A Brooklyn bishop accused of using...


May 31, 2009: Agudath Israel's Strange Bedfellow: Catholic Church Blackmails Politicians Who Support Anti-Abuse Bill
Comments: 25 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Catholic Church threatens to close churches in districts of politicians who support the Markey Bill and then blame those closings on the politicians. MOLEST-BILL POLS CATCH HOLY HELL BULLY-PULPIT BISHOP: NIX VICTIMS OR I NIX CHURCHES By REUVEN BLAU and...


May 31, 2009: Full of Schick
Comments: 6 | Categories: Haredim , Marvin Schick , Pedophilia
 

Marvin Schick gets child sexual abuse wrong – again. …We read of an “epidemic” of sexual abuse in yeshivas and this is a lie and itself serious abuse and the debasement of truth is greater still when false charges are...


May 31, 2009: Medieval Mikva Rape
Comments: 26 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Marvin Schick , Pedophilia
 

And the secret behind the 'miracle' of fully developed babies born two months prematurely. Marvin Schick (who I'll deal with in another post later today) once ridiculed the idea of molestation taking place in mikvas. Over Yom Tov I ran...


May 26, 2009: Lying About Child Sexual Abuse – Agudath Israel of America
Comments: 22 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Does truth matter? The Jewish Week has two op-eds on child sexual abuse. The one that I find problematic is written by Rabbi David Zwiebel, the executive VP of Agudath Israel of America: Bill’s ‘Window’ Unfair, Yet More Must Be...


May 26, 2009: Ohel Launches Child Sexual Abuse PR Campaign
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

But Is the spin meant to hide Ohel's role in previous child sex abuse coverups? The video: The mounting evidence against Ohel (a partial list): 1, 2, 3. [Hat Tip: The Other DK.]


May 22, 2009: Horrific Haredi Child Abuser To be Extradited
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

Cult under his leadership tortured and mutilated small children. Brazil to extradite 'abusive rabbi' to Israel Self-proclaimed rabbi who fled to Brazil after being charged with ordering a follower to inflict 'corrective' physical, emotional, mental damage on her children, to...


May 20, 2009: Religious Zionist Yeshiva Students Get Training To Teach Haredim About Sex Abuse
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

"There's an epidemic of sexual abuse of children in Israel." Workshop: Preventing sexual harassment in yeshivotNew course will train yeshiva students to give workshops on sexual abuse prevention in ultra-Orthodox schools. 'Sexual assault is made much easier in haredi society,...


May 20, 2009: PROTEST AT AGUDAH DINNER
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Group protests Agudath Israel of America's opposition to legislation meant to expose pedophiles. Protest At Agudah Rally outside Agudah dinner protested group’s opposition to pedophile legislation. Hella Winston, NY Jewish Week The battle over legislation that would remove the statute...


May 18, 2009: Agudah Head Rabbi Criticizes Bloggers, Activists, Victims
Comments: 21 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

But when asked to intercede to stop Rabbi Yehuda Kolko's child molestation, the Novominsker Rebbe allegedly declined saying, "It's a Flatbush matter." Perlow, who lives in nearby Borough Park, did not call police. Novominsker Rebbe Addresses Agudath Israel’s 87th Anniversary...

 

 

 

May 18, 2009: Haredi Rabbi Rants Against Gays, Gay Marriage
Comments: 16 | Categories: Art , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Pedophilia
 

Ger hasidic rabbi blasts gays. Rabbi Levin, a Ger hasid, has to my knowledge never spoken out against child sexual abuse in or outside his own community or against other forms of physical and sexual abuse against women and children....


May 17, 2009: Rabbi Aviner on Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 32 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

But what does Rabbi Aviner really mean? Reporting Child Abuse Rabbi Shlomo Aviner, 17 May 2009 ["Be-Ahavah U-Be-Emunah" – Behar-Bechukotai 5769 – translated by R. Blumberg] We unfortunately see a phenomenon of unbridled parental child-beating, and there are also cases...


May 14, 2009: Agudah Pulls Shafran Columns Over Child Sex Abuse Stories
Comments: 19 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Grants exclusivity to competing newspaper with little coverage of the haredi sex abuse issue. PUBLISHER’S NOTE: The price you pay By Mayer Fertig, Publisher and Editor in Chief The Jewish Star As you might well imagine, one of the more,...


May 13, 2009: Ohel Calls For ‘Collective Action’ On Pedophile Problem
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Ohel statement long on hyperbole, short on concrete tangible action. Ohel Calls For ‘Collective Action’ On Pedophile Problem NY Jewish Week Staff Report In the first public comment by the Ohel Children’s Home and Family Services after the publication of...


May 9, 2009: Weingarten Gets 30 Years
Comments: 18 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Satmar rabbi raped his own daughter. Monsey rabbi sentenced to 30 years for sexual abuse of daughter By Akiko Matsuda • Journal News NEW YORK - A Monsey rabbi was sentenced today to 30 years in prison for taking his...


May 8, 2009: Book Chronicles Haredi Sexual Abuse And Coverups
Comments: 14 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

And it is the coverups that are the most troubling. Books: ‘Tempest in the Temple’ looks at Jewish leaders and child sex scandals By Anne Grant • Providence Journal For decades, while victims of child sex abuse fought Roman Catholic...


May 8, 2009: Rabbi Who Raped His Own Daughter To be Sentenced Today
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Could get 14 to 17 1/2 years in prison. Sentencing Today For NY Rabbi Convicted Of Sex Abuse (Ramapo, NY) -- It's sentencing day for a New York rabbi convicted of taking his teenage daughter out of the country to...


May 6, 2009: Agudah's Rabbi Yaakov Horowitz 'Apologizes' To Abuse Survivors
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

'Apology' is all spin, no substance. Rabbi Horowitz Apologizes To Abuse Victims For Editorial Against The Markey Bill Monsey, NY - I am generally an upbeat person by nature and I do my best to follow the derech of the...


May 6, 2009: Rabbi Yaakov Horowitz Sells Out, Part 2
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia , Spin
 

The apologetics of of Agudath Israel of America's new hit man. Walking The Dog Backwards: Why I'm Opposed to the Markey Bill By Rabbi Yakov Horowitz If you were to attend a convention of mental health professionals who specialize in...


May 6, 2009: BREAKING! Ohel Exposed
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Haredi family services organization sometimes doesn't tell police about child molesters it treats. In at least one infamous case, that inaction apparently led to more children being molested. A Suspected Pedophile Falls Through The System Stefan Colmer was being treated...


May 6, 2009: Charges Dismissed Against Haredi Couple Accused Of Child Rape
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Israeli police bungled the investigation. Children's testimony mishandled. Charges dismissed against couple accused of kidnap, rape of girls By Tomer Zarchin, Ha'aretz The state prosecution yesterday withdrew an indictment against an ultra-Orthodox couple charged with kidnapping and raping two girls,...


May 5, 2009: ABC News: Sex Abuse Rocks Orthodox Jewish Community
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Alleged victims and advocates say sex abuse common but rarely discussed. Rabbis who abuse shifted from school to school, community to community – children left unprotected, police not called. Damning coverup allegations made against Satmar leader and the Star-K's Rabbi...


May 5, 2009: Haredi Child Molester Sentenced To Prison
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Judge calls molester's acts "disgusting and severe," hands down single two year sentence. Molester must also pay $1,941 to each of the three boys he molested. He ruined three lives and his penalty is to spend two years in what...


May 3, 2009: Rabbi Yaakov Horowitz Sells Out
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Supposed haredi child advocate Rabbi Yaakov Horowitz sides with Agudath Israel of America, protects yeshivas – not children. Rabbi Dovid Zwiebel of Agudath Israel was on Zev Brenner tonight explaining whay Agudah opposes the Child Protection Act, also known as...


May 1, 2009: Ohel Wants Amnesty For Child Molesters
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The haredi social services organization also wants caps on attorneys' fees and victims' awards. As you read this gibberish from David Mandel, realize that Mandel has a very real conflict of interest. I've been told Ohel knew (and probably still...


April 30, 2009: Raped By Rebbe At 15, Abuse Survivor Tells Story
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He did not believe in suicide, but in his mind he had no other choice. He hit “send,” then washed down 10 oxycodone pills with vodka. He started to feel lightheaded, like he was floating. Soon people would know the...


April 23, 2009: Haredim, Hikind and the Compromise that Really Isn't
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When 'compromise' really means sexual predators will remain in haredi schools as haredi leaders and institutions will escape penalty. Yesterday, in reaction to haredi opposition the Markey Bill, Assemblyperson Dov Hikind released a statement urging compromise on a provision of...


April 22, 2009: How Child Sex Abuse Works
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Why Agudath Israel of America is wrong.


April 21, 2009: Haredim Sacrifice Children to Protect Yeshivas, Rabbis
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Agudath Israel and Torah Umesorah come out in opposition to bill meant to stop child sexual abuse and expose sexual predators. Joint Statement from Agudath Israel and Torah Umesorah‏ Regarding Statutes of Limitations For Civil Claims New York - Agudath...


April 21, 2009: Abuse Survivors: Markey Bill Our Chance at Justice
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But will it pass? Abuse survivors: Markey bill our chance at justice BY BART JONES, Newsday Some survivors of childhood sexual abuse call it their first and perhaps only chance at justice. A bill sponsored by Assemb. Margaret Markey (D-Maspeth)...


April 19, 2009: Will You Be There?
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I might be. This Tuesday in Albany, NY. Depending on a couple logistical issues – remember, I'm coming from Minnesota – I may be there. You should be there, as well. There's even free bus transportation from Manhattan and Brooklyn...


April 17, 2009: Dov Hikind Doublespeak?
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What does Assemblyman Hikind support? From the NY Jewish Week: Hikind Responds by Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn), 48th District I am writing in response to the article by Hella Winston entitled, “Showdown Over Bills On Sex-Abuse Statute,” which appeared on...


April 6, 2009: What We Owe Sex Abuse Victims
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Open a 'window' to let them seek justice. What we owe sex abuse victims: Open a 'window' to let them seek justice Marci Hamilton, NY Daily News Op-Ed Jewish and Catholic clergy are squaring off over legislation in New York...


April 3, 2009: Dov Hikind Straddles Fence
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“The Lopez Bill is not designed to become law. It’s designed to prevent the Markey bill from becoming law.” Hikind straddles fence supporting Child Victims Act and weaker Lopez bill Michael Orbach, The Jewish Star April 3, 2009 — Web...


April 3, 2009: Dov Hikind Interviewed on the BBC
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Dov Hikind tells the BBC how he got involved in trying to stop haredi child sexual abuse. The audio is about 3 minutes long. Listen now:


April 2, 2009: DA's Previous Plans for Special Treatment of Haredi Predators Failed
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"Religious courts have no capacity to protect the public. They cannot put convicted criminals in jail or send those that are guilty but mentally ill to mental health facilities." BREAKING: Brooklyn DA Announces New Plan To Urge Reporting Of Abuse...


April 2, 2009: Brooklyn Haredi Rabbis Knock DA's Sex Abuse Hotline
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"I don't trust the DA to do the right thing. These people are corrupt. If he was sincere he would have done something 20 years ago." Rabbis knock Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes' sex abuse hotline Simone Weichselbaum, NY DAILY NEWS...


April 1, 2009: Has The Brooklyn DA Made A Deal With Haredim That Will Let Sexual Predators Walk Free?
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Charles Hynes says some predators will get therapy but not go to jail. Here's the full quote: …The program, called Kol Tzedek, which means voice of justice in Hebrew, will allow callers to remain anonymous until they feel they're ready...


April 1, 2009: How You Can Help Beat Satmar
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It's time to call a spade a spade. This poster is being circulated by Elliot Pasik. Please click to enlarge or download the PDF version linked at the bottom of this post. Poster as a PDF file: Download Child Poster...


April 1, 2009: Showdown Over Child Sexual Abuse
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Competing bills pit survivors against Church, Satmar, haredim. Why Showdown Over Bills On Sex-Abuse Statute Hella Winston, NY Jewish Week The legislative effort to help victims of child sexual abuse in New York State got much more complicated this week...


April 1, 2009: LOPEZ BILL PASSES 18 to 1 – Dubbed "Hide the Sexual Predators Bill" By Survivors and Activists
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The fix was – and is – in. Simply put, the Lopez Bill has no window provision, which means institutions – like the Catholic Church and Agudath Israel of America or Yeshiva Torah Temimah – cannot be sued for abuse...


April 1, 2009: Brooklyn DA Launches Push to Stop Sex Abuse in Haredi Community
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Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes has 19 actives cases in haredi community. Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes presses to expose sex abuse in Jewish community SIMONE WEICHSELBAUM, NY DAILY NEWS The Brooklyn district attorney's office is planning a new crackdown on sexual...


March 31, 2009: You Have Until Early Today to Help Stop Child Sexual Abuse in the Haredi Community
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The Catholic Church along with Satmar and haredi groups are working to kill a law that would help end child sexual abuse. You have just a short time to stop them. The following message was sent in by an activist...


March 30, 2009: Dov Hikind Interview
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Dov Hikind called me just before 5 pm EDT today to answer some questions I emailed his staff on Friday. What follows are the main points of that interview. Why do you support both the Markey Bill, the bill championed...


March 30, 2009: BREAKING: 'Hide the Sexual Predator Act' Said Headed to Vote
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Lopez Bill, dubbed "The Hide the Predator Act" by victims and advocates, finds new life in what may be a backroom deal. BREAKING: Revived Sex-Abuse Bill Could Be Headed To Assembly Floor Hella Winston, NY Jewish Week In a surprise...


March 27, 2009: Yated Ne'eman Comes Out Against Child Sexual Abuse
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But haredi paper insists rabbinic leadership 'fooled' by molesters, acted against victims due to 'ignorance.' Paper ignores years of evidence leading haredi rabbis acted to protect their institutions rather than protect children. Not only that, Rabbi Lipschutz studiously avoids mentioning...


March 27, 2009: Hikind Retreats, Satmar Keeps – Alleged Perv Rabbi Still Teaching
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Satmar has extensive evidence against the rabbi. Rabbi still teaching because his family is "prominent" and has "a lot of money." Not mentioned in this Forward piece is Hikind's stand on the Lopez bill, a bill which is widely seen...


March 25, 2009: OHEL Supports Markey Bill On Sexual Abuse – Or Does It?
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David Mandel endorses "legislation" without mentioning the specific bill. Endorses extended statute of limitations but does not mention window. Does OHEL support the Markey bill? Or does it support a competing bill opposed by survivors and lacking a window that...


March 23, 2009: A Window For Justice
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For decades, rabbis and priests who preyed sexually on children did so with shocking ease and impunity. A Window for Justice NY Times Editorial Board For decades, priests who preyed sexually on children did so with shocking ease and impunity....


March 21, 2009: Help Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Today
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Your calls and emails will make the difference. The Awareness Center writes: March 22, 2009 Dear Friends, According to statistics, one out of every 4 children will be abused by the time they reach the age of 18. Considering there...


March 20, 2009: UTJ Letters On Sexual Abuse
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Letters sent supporting the Markey bill. Please click to enlarge.


March 19, 2009: In Abuse Case, Press Charges Or Help The Victim?
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What comes first? In Abuse Case, Press Charges Or Help The Victim? Temima Shulman, Special to The NY Jewish Week A rabbinic expert on abuse in the Jewish community told a conference in Teaneck, N.J., dealing with child sexual abuse...


March 18, 2009: Sex-Abuse Statute Bill Clears Hurdle
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Satmar, others tried to block bill. Sex-Abuse Statute Bill Clears Hurdle Hella Winston, NY Jewish Week A bill in the New York State legislature to extend the criminal and civil statutes of limitations on child sexual abuse, and to open...


March 18, 2009: Childhood Sex Abuse Bill Passes Hurdle in N.Y. Assembly Committee
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The real hurdle is yet to come. Childhood Sex Abuse Bill Passes Hurdle in N.Y. Assembly Committee Joel Stashenko, New York Law Journal A New York Assembly committee Tuesday approved a bill that would give victims of sexual abuse a...


March 16, 2009: Child Sexual Abuse: What You Should Do Today To Help
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One phone call could save hundreds of kids. As you read this notice from Am Echad (i.e., Mark Appel, and circulated by Survivors for Justice) please keep in mind that the notice contradicts in part what Appel said on Zev...


March 15, 2009: NY Community Leader Mark Appel Endorses Bill To Double Statute Of Limitations For Sexual Abuse
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Faults Agudath Israel of America, Satmar, Catholic Church for trying to block bill. Mark Meyer Appel was on Zev Brenner's Talkline radio show last night. You can listen below: Part 1: Part 2: Mark Meyer Appel's Facebook group advocating to...


March 12, 2009: NY TIMES: Satmar, Sefardim Lobby Against Bill To Extend Statute Of Limitations For Child Sexual Abuse
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Satmar, Sefardim, Church oppose bill to aid victims. Religious Leaders Fight New York Bill to Open Abuse Cases By PAUL VITELLO Roman Catholic and Orthodox Jewish officials in New York are mounting an intense lobbying effort to block a bill...


March 11, 2009: Holding A Hand To Save A Life
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Should you help a child cross the street by holding his hand? Holding a Hand to Save a Life by Rabbi Mendel Weinbach, Rosh Yeshiva and Co-founder, Ohr Somayach Question: I read your column titled "Lesson in the School of...


March 11, 2009: Rabbi Guilty
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Rabbi Israel Weingarten faces 50 years in federal prison for transporting his daughter across state lines and internationally to rape, sodomize, and abuse her. Weingarten Convicted, Faces 50 Years In Prison NY Post Brooklyn, NY - A Hasidic rabbi from...


March 11, 2009: Sunday: Confronting Child Sexual Abuse In The Jewish Community
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Program features Rabbi Mark Dratch, Michael Lesher, Eliot Pasik, Dr. Rachel Yehuda, Rabbi Dr. Michael Kaplowitz, and Rabbi Fred Hyman. Confronting Child Sexual Abuse in the Jewish Community Reports are on the rise concerning incest and child abuse in yeshivas...

 

 

 

 

March 11, 2009: NY Sex Abuse Survivors Push For Change In Statute Of Limitations
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Studies show victim of childhood sexual abuse can't come forward for decades after the abuse occurred. Sex-Abuse Statute Of Limitations May Be Extended Hella Winston, Special To NY Jewish Week Survivors for Justice, a support and advocacy organization formed by...


March 10, 2009: Survivors For Justice To Lobby Albany Tomorrow
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They've chartered buses. You can still join them. Buses will leave from the following locations: Flatbush: Avenue J & Coney Island Avenue Flatbush, Brooklyn 7:00am Williamsburg: 82 Lee Avenue Williamsburg, Brooklyn: 7:30am ($25 donation recommended but not required) Please RSVP...


March 10, 2009: Haredim Turn In Molester
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Chances are, the man has no yichus, though. Rare complaint leads to sexual predator's conviction Ultra-Orthodox man from Meah Shearim neighborhood in capital convicted of sodomy, indecent assault after community members take rare action, seek police interference Aviad Glickman, Ynet...


March 10, 2009: Rabbi's Daughter Claims Mother, Not Father, Sexual Abuser
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Judge: This is not Jerry Springer! Rabbi Israel Weingarten's daughter claims mother was sexual abuser in trial John Marzulli • NY Daily News Enough already. A federal judge refused Monday to allow a rabbi charged with molesting his daughter to...


March 8, 2009: UK Haredi Rabbis Warn Of "Unsuitable" Child Abuse Training
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Haredi rabbis worry material is presented in an unsuitable way, poses "danger," want haredim to seek "Daas Torah." Rabbis warn against 'unsuitable' teacher training on child abuse Simon Rocker, London Jewish Chronicle Strictly Orthodox rabbis have warned schools to beware...


March 6, 2009: Survivors For Justice To Send Busloads To Lobby Albany
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On March 11, Shushan Purim, there will be buses of children's advocates leaving New York City to lobby for an extension to the statue of limitations. Please join us! Shushan Purim Wednesday March 11 - Nullify the decree! HELP STOP...


March 6, 2009: Ex-Wife: Rabbi Half-Nude With Our Daughter
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The ex-wife of a rabbi accused of molesting his daughter testified Thursday that she found them together in bed, and the teen revealed that she had been sexually abused. Ex-wife: Rabbi Israel Weingarten half-nude with our daughter By John Marzulli,...


March 5, 2009: Accused Perv Rabbi Grills Sobbing Daughter In Court
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Rabbi Weingarten brings the daughter he allegedly repeatably raped over many years to tears. Accused perv Rabbi Israel Weingarten grills crying daughter on details By Scott Shifrel, NY DAILY NEWS A rabbi defending himself against charges he molested his daughter...


March 5, 2009: Court Rules Vatican Can Be Sued For Clergy Abuse
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Vatican can appeal ruling to US Supreme Court. Vatican can be sued for clergy abuse, judges rule An Oregon man who alleges he was molested in the 1960s by a priest can pursue a civil lawsuit against the Holy See,...


March 4, 2009: Abuse: Religious Communities Slow To Uproot Cultures of Silence
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“Blogs. That’s what’s going to change it. “There are no secrets in the world of the Internet. You can’t control it, you can’t stop them.” Shame of Sexual Abuse Among Believers Religious Communities Slow To Uproot Cultures of Silence By...


March 4, 2009: Action, Not Talk, Needed In Combating Sexual Abuse
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Victims do not need a day of prayer. Action, Not Talk, Needed In Combating Sexual Abuse David Framowitz, NY Jewish Week When I arrived at the Boro Park Y last Sunday for Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind’s morning of chizuk (strength)...


March 3, 2009: Rabbi Cross-Examines Daughter He Allegedly Abused
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Frustrated judge calls this an "awkward" and "fairly untenable" situation. Rabbi cross-examines daughter in sex trial The Associated Press A woman who says her ultra-orthodox rabbi father molested her for much of her youth confronted him Tuesday under tense circumstances:...


March 3, 2009: Daughter Tells Court Of Years Of Rape By Satmar Rabbi Father
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Father allegedly transported daughter from Europe to the US to rape and abuse her. Weingarten allegedly taught at Torah Temimah with Rabbi Yehuda Kolko. Daughter of Orthodox rabbi tells court of father's sexual abuse BY Scott Shifrel, NY DAILY NEWS...


March 1, 2009: Haredim "Grapple" With Abuse
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Baby steps… Listen Now. Brooklyn Hasidic Community Grapples With Scandal by Barbara Bradley Hagerty, NPR Weekend Edition Sunday, March 1, 2009 · A month after allegations of child sexual abuse surfaced in the mainstream press, the Hasidic community in Brooklyn,...


February 28, 2009: Abuse Victim Confronts Rabbi Abuser
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And the rabbi ran away. The Ambush: The Details:


February 24, 2009: Israeli TV Exposé On Breslov's Molestation Scandal
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Breslov leadership allegedly knew of the molestations for years but did not act. The video is completely in Hebrew. You can read a report on the scandal in English here. Sarah writes from Israel: this is a broadcast news in...


February 19, 2009: Breslov Leaders Allegedly Cover Up Sex Abuse, Divide Families
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Father of abuse victims doesn't want to be a "moser": Community members allege child abuse covered up among ultra-Orthodox in Safed By Eli Ashkenazi, Ha'aretz Leaders of the Bratslav Hasidic community in Safed have been covering up instances of physical...


February 15, 2009: YU Conference on Child Abuse in Religious Communities
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Details: Conference on Child Abuse in Religious Communities at Cardozo School of Law WHAT: The Evolving Balance: Abuse in Religious Communities and the Law WHEN: March 3, 2009 from 10:00am - 5:00pm WHERE: Jacob Burns Moot Court Room Benjamin N....


February 14, 2009: Haredi Women And Abuse
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Details: An abuse of belief Feb. 14, 2009 Judy Siegel-Itzkovich , THE JERUSALEM POST Abuse of women, children and the elderly in the religious Jewish community was long denied, on the grounds that observance of the Torah and Talmud prevented...


February 13, 2009: Rabbi Tells Parents Not To Call Police After Child Molested – Don't Be A "Moser", Part 2
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Details: Jerusalem man indicted for sexually abusing nephews By ETGAR LEFKOVITS, Jerusalem Post A 40-year-old Jerusalemite was indicted Wednesday in a Jerusalem court for allegedly sexually molesting his two young nephews for more than six years with the knowledge of...


February 12, 2009: Haredi Homeless Teens
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Video: The shocking and revealing documentation of a homeless boy's life over a two and a half year period. Naf (Naftali), is an ultra-orthodox boy thrown out of his parents' home for being a "bad apple". From the age of...


February 11, 2009: Hikind Plans Morning Of Support For Abuse Victims
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Details: Chaptzem reports: HIKIND TO SHOW SOLIDARITY WITH SEX ABUSE VICTIMS On Sunday, March 1, 2009, Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) will host a community-wide event entitled, A Morning of Chizuk (support) to show solidarity with victims of sexual abuse in...


February 9, 2009: Conference On Sex Abuse In Jewish Communities Sunday In Brooklyn
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Details: Speaking the Unspeakable: Sexual Abuse in Jewish Communities in the US and Israel When: Sunday, February 15, 2009 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where: Congregation Beth Elohim 274 Garfield Place Brooklyn, NY 11215 Registration: Pre-Registration: $10.00 Per Person (Payment...


February 5, 2009: BREAKING! Rabbi Tells Parents Not To Call Police After Child Molested – Don't Be A "Moser"
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Details: Parents ignore child abuse on rabbi's advice Police investigators stunned to find ultra-Orthodox parents ignored sexual abuse of their two children after their rabbi warned filing charges may invoke halachic rule equal to 'din moser' Efrat Weiss The Jerusalem...


February 5, 2009: UTJ Child Sexual Abuse Conference To Debut New Book On Abuse
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And the book is edited by… …Amy Neustein with contributions from, among others, Michael Lesher and Rabbi Marc Dratch. Protecting Our Children Union for Traditional Judaism (UTJ) tackles child molestation in the Jewish community. New book on sexual abuse within...


February 2, 2009: Abuse Scandal Plagues Hasidic Jews In Brooklyn
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Details… Listen now. Abuse Scandal Plagues Hasidic Jews In Brooklyn by Barbara Bradley Hagerty All Things Considered, February 2, 2009 · Joel Engelman and Joe Diangelo are driving through their old Brooklyn neighborhood. Williamsburg is a place from another time...


February 2, 2009: Another Child Sexual Molestation Victim Comes Forward
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According to Dov Hikind and VIN, another alleged victim of… …Emanuel Yegutkin has come forward. If true, this make three teenage boys who claim they were sexually abused by the Brooklyn yeshiva principal and Oorah lifeguard.


January 30, 2009: Rabbi Rape Charge Dropped
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Details: Rabbi rape charge dropped 30 January 2009 A STUDENT rabbi charged with raping a boy in a synagogue toilet has had his case thrown out of court. Moshe Reichman, 24, from Golders Green, was accused of four offences which...


January 29, 2009: Yeshiva Violates Law, Fails To Do Mandatory Background Check – New Hire "BT" Rapes 3 Boys
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Details: School failed to protect brothers from pedophile By YAAKOV LAPPIN A pedophile with a record of sexual offenses dating back to 1994 was able to rape and sodomize three brothers repeatedly in recent months because the Petah Tikva religious...


January 26, 2009: Pedophile Principal Faces Multiple Child Sexual Abuse Counts – Allegedly Abused Two Teenage Boys For Years
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As we correctly reported last night, Yegutkin also worked for Oorah's Camp BoyZone during the summer: Teen sex rap for principal of Bensonhurst private school BY SIMONE WEICHSELBAUM, NY DAILY NEWS POLICE BUREAU Two teenage boys told cops they endured...


January 25, 2009: Principal Of Russian Jewish School Arrested For 1st Degree Sexual Misconduct Against A Child – Has Ties To Oorah
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Details: VIN has the first part of the story: …[A] well-known principal of a Russian Jewish school in Brooklyn has been arrested on accusation of engaging in a relationship with a minor. Mr. Emanuel Yegutkin, English principal of Elite High...


January 16, 2009: Mother Of Rabbi Abuse Victim Speaks
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I am the mother of… …one of [Rabbi Baruch] Lanner's victims. Anyone who suggests that there should be rachmones on the adult perpetrator of a crime against a child and even has the slightest suggestion that whatever circumstance or behaviors...


January 12, 2009: How Mondrowitz Escaped Justice, Part 2

Zev Brenner Confirms Earlier FailedMessiah.com Report

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On April 28 of last year, I wrote a post titled, "How Mondrowitz Escaped Justice." In it, I claimed… …COJO Borough Park (the Council of Jewish Organizations of Borough Park), then headed by a Gerrer hasid, Rabbi Elimelech Naiman, had...


January 8, 2009: AUDIO: Zev Brenner Was Told Of Mondrowitz Molestations One Month Before Mondrowitz Ran To Israel, Was Told To Be Quiet By Orthodox Leaders
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This and much more in Zev's interview with Rabbi Yaakov Horowitz… Zev Brenner says he was told Avrohom Mondrowitz was molesting children just before Mondrowitz fled to Israel more than 20 years ago. Zev went to Borough Park Orthodox leaders...


January 5, 2009: New Mondrowitz Report: Ha'aretz On Survivors For Justice
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Details: פורסם ב - 10:52 04/01/09 קורבנות מונדרוביץ' פועלים למען הסגרתו מאת רותי סיני ארגון של יהודים חרדים שנפלו קורבן לתקיפות מיניות בקהילותיהם בארה"ב ביקש מבית המשפט העליון לטעון בעד הסגרתו של אברהם מונדרוביץ', חסיד גור שהואשם בארה"ב בתקיפת עשרות...


January 4, 2009: Child Molested In Crown Heights Mikva
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Details… Crown Heights.info reports: Child Molested in Crown Heights Mikvah January 04 2009 CROWN HEIGHTS [CHI] — At 4:12pm, Friday, Erev Shabbos, a child called the Shomrim hotline asking for help. The child stated that he was just molested at...


January 3, 2009: Mondrowitz Case On Zev Brenner Tonight Monday Night
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Details: Zev will be interviewing Rabbi Yaakov Horowitz about the Avrohom Mondrowitz extradition. He postponed the show until Monday night at 9 Eastern Time: Streaming Live Radio Mon-Thurs 9-10 PM Eastern Time WSNR 620 AM(NY) WKAT 1360 AM(Miami, FL) Talkline...


January 2, 2009: Igud HaRabbonim 'Confronts' Abuse
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Details: Rabbi Gershon Tannenbaum in his Jewish Press column updates us on the latest meeting of the Rabbinical Alliance of America, AKA Igud HaRabonim: Rabbi Joseph Rosenbaum, DDS, Rav of the Yong Israel of Vandeveer Park, shared the accepted medical...


December 30, 2008: Mondrowitz Update: Extradition Still In Limbo, Victims Want To Testify
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Details: Mondrowitz Accusers Seen Ready To Testify by Hella Winston Special To The Jewish Week The Brooklyn District Attorney’s office has indicated to prosecutors in Israel that the alleged victims of an accused pedophile who fled to the Jewish state...


December 30, 2008: BREAKING! Beit Din Of America Decision Overturned By NY Court – Rabbis' Decision "Wholly Irrational," Rabbis "Exceeded Their Authority," Court Says
Comments: 165 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

Details: 1. The case involves a day school, Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns & Rockaway, that terminated a teacher because the teacher's religious outlook did not match the school's. (Presumably, the teacher was more right wing in his religious...


December 22, 2008: "It’s a shame that our community still has this need to protect its own image more than it’s ready to protect its children"
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Details: Breaking The Silence by Hella Winston Special To The Jewish Week At this time last year, Dr. Asher Lipner had no idea he was on a course to become a grass-roots community organizer, particularly around such a delicate issue:...


December 19, 2008: Survivors For Justice
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The group formed by survivors of Orthodox, primarily haredi, child sexual abuse… …now has a website and a toll free hotline.


December 16, 2008: BREAKING! ISRAEL MOVES TO BLOCK MONDROWITZ EXTRADITION
Comments: 36 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

Details… The Jewish Week reports: Mondrowitz Extradition Case Thrown Into Limbo Israeli justices raise possibility that alleged Brooklyn pedophile might be tried in Israel. Hella Winston The latest twist in the long-running extradition case of alleged Brooklyn pedophile Avrohom Mondrowitz...


December 14, 2008: Marvin Schick Gets It Wrong Again
Comments: 28 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Marvin Schick , Pedophilia
 

Schick uses his weekly paid advertisement in the New York Jewish Week – Schick insists on calling these paid advertisements "columns" – to lash out at… Please click to enlarge or download a PDF version to enlarge the article even...


December 11, 2008: Dark Secrets: Haredim And Sex Abuse
Comments: 18 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Video: Part One.


December 9, 2008: The Stolper Award: The OU, NCSY, And Child Sexual Abuse, Part 2
Comments: 17 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

David Kelsey wites up NCSY's… …naming of an award after Rabbi Pinchas Stolper, convicted child sexual abuser Rabbi Baruch Lanner's enabler. Read it over on Jewcy.com.


December 8, 2008: OU-NCSY Honors Child Sexual Abuser Rabbi Baruch Lanner's Chief Enabler – Committee Members Include Cream Of Modern Orthodox Leadership
Comments: 51 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

Should NCSY have a national award named in honor of the man who hired and then protected and enabled Rabbi… …Baruch Lanner, the rabbi accused of abusing hundreds of boys and girls during his near-30 years in the OU's National...


December 3, 2008: NYC Channel 11 News: Brooklyn DA Has 9 Felony Sexual Assault Cases Pending Against Haredim – Hikind To Meet Da Tomorrow
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Video: This is the first part of a series of reports that began tonight. As for the DA's claim that families did not want their children to testify against Rabbi Yehuda Kolko, at least one of the two families strongly...


November 23, 2008: Getting Haredi Child Sexual Abuse Wrong
Comments: 23 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

So, you already know the background. Dov Hikind has the names of hundreds, perhaps more than one thousand, haredim who claim to have been sexually abused. The abusers? Often rabbis, rebbes and yeshiva teachers. Hikind promised these victims confidentiality. An...


November 21, 2008: Alleged Abuse Victim's Mother: “Hikind folded. He completely sold out.”
Comments: 35 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Dov Hikind, Pearl Engelman alleges, sold out to… …Satmar. And it just gets worse, as Michael Orbach of The Jewish Star reports: …Hikind has repeatedly asserted that he attempts to get victims to press charges but most are unwilling to

 

 

 

November 21, 2008: Expose Child Sex Abuse In The [Ultra-] Orthodox Jewish Community
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What is most noteworthy about this op-ed is that it is published… …in a major American newspaper. Marci Hamilton writes in the New York Daily News: Expose child sex abuse in the Orthodox Jewish community BY MARCI HAMILTON Most people...


November 19, 2008: The Threats Against Rabbi Nochum Rosenberg: Was He Really Shot?Part 2
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The threats, along with a clarification of how he got that head wound: Anti-Abuse Rabbi Says He’s In Danger Rabbi Nuchum Rosenberg claims that threats against him culminated in his being shot in the forehead last month by unknown assailants....


November 19, 2008: The Reluctant DA
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The reluctant DA is… …Charles Hynes. The editors of the NY Jewish Week write: The Reluctant D.A. by The Editors The spectacle of young yeshiva students being sexually abused by their rabbis is a horrifying reality. So is the fact...


November 18, 2008: Hasid Who Allegedly Molested Elderly Man In Hospital Asks Victim, "Are You Jewish?" Before Molesting Him
Comments: 32 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The elderly victim answered… …"atheist." The NY Daily News reports: Accused molestor asked senior his religion before assault BY RICH SCHAPIRO AND SIMONE WEICHSELBAUM A Torah scholar accused of fondling an elderly man lying in a Manhattan hospital bed first...


November 18, 2008: Was Rabbi Nochum Rosenberg Really Shot?
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Rabbi Nochum (Nuchem) Rosenberg has been trying to do something about haredi rabbi-on-boy sexual abuse. For his trouble, Rabbi Rosenberg has been threatened, denounced, chased by an angry mob, and shot…or was he? Rosenberg, who told the Awareness Center (and...


November 17, 2008: Dov Hikind, The Jewish Week, And Haredi Child Molestation: Marvin Schick Gets It Wrong – Again
Comments: 29 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Marvin Schick , Pedophilia
 

Marvin Schick makes what is, perhaps, the most foolish argument ever made regarding… …haredi rabbi-on-boy sexual abuse: Responding to Hella Winston and Larry Cohler-Esses's series of NY Jewish Week articles on haredi rabbi-on-boy sexual abuse, Schick wrote: …If this newspaper...


November 12, 2008: NY Times: Sexual Abuse Complaints Subpoenaed – Dov Hikind: “Abusive teachers and rabbis in the schools. Pedophiles on the streets. Incest in the home.”
Comments: 32 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Jewish Leadership , Pedophilia
 

Hella Winston's Jewish Week article, UOJ and FailedMessiah.com are all mentioned – although the Times… …gets UOJ's url wrong and seems to confuse the name of the Jewish Week. Too late to correct either in the print edition, but hopefully...


November 12, 2008: Dov Hikind Subpoenaed For Molestation Records – Experts: Hikind Is Obstructing Justice
Comments: 59 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Jewish Leadership , Pedophilia
 

There are three main points in all this. 1. As well meaning as Hikind may be, he's a rank amateur. 2. Hikind has information of what he says is hundreds of haredi pedophiles. 3. The Brooklyn DA doesn't care much...


November 10, 2008: Rabbi Nochum Rosenberg Says Shot In Head – Survives, Speaks Out Again About Haredi Child Sexual Abuse
Comments: 101 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Video posted below courtesy of The Awareness Center. Part 1: Part 2: : Previous Posts: 1, 2.


October 30, 2008: Hella Winston and Larry Cohler-Esses Interviewed On Zev Brenner's Show Tonight
Comments: 0 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Talking about the new group formed by haredi survivors of… …rabbi-on-boy sexual abuse. Tonight, 9 p.m. Eastern Time: NYC: WSNR 620 AM Miami WKAT 1360 AM Live Internet stream.


October 29, 2008: Haredi Rabbi-On-Boy Sexual Abuse Victims Form Group – Victims Urged To Call Police, Group To Lobby For Tougher Laws Protecting Children
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

And they're very clear: Do not rely on… …rabbis to protect children or deal with abuse. The founders of this group include Mark Weiss, a victim of Avrohom Mondrowitz; and David Framowitz, a victim of Rabbi Yehuda Kolko. Framowitz came...


October 19, 2008: British Police Find Link Between Child Porn Websites And Muslim Terror Cells
Comments: 23 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Pedophilia
 

Islamic terrorists are using child porn and pedophiles websites to… …send coded messages, the TimesOnline reports: A link between terrorism plots and hardcore child pornography is becoming clear after a string of police raids in Britain and across the Continent,...


October 18, 2008: Chabad Rabbi Gives Molester Plane Ticket, Sent Away – Later Molests Children Elsewhere
Comments: 14 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The Chabad rabbi? Yitzchok Dovid Groner. His brother Leibel was one of the late rebbe's secretaries for many years. Yitzchok Dovid, who was sent to found Chabad in Australia by the rebbe and was one of the most senior of...


October 7, 2008: BREAKING! Rubashkin Son-In-Law Hit With New Charge Of Sexual Molestation – Second Alleged Victim 13 Year Old Boy
Comments: 99 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Scandal , Pedophilia
 

As i noted in an earlier report, the Postville yeshiva had at least two different abusers. One now lives in Crown Heights. The other… …may be the director of Chabad of Colonie, near Albany, NY, Sholom Rubashkin's son-in-law Yaakov Weiss....


October 7, 2008: Weingarten Claims Frame: Says Ex-Wife Made Up Abuse Stories, Hires Disgraced Former D.A.
Comments: 27 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Rabbi Israel Weingarten's attorney claims… … Weingarten's ex-wife framed him. But feel free to take this barrister's claim with more than your usual grain of salt. Why? Kenneth Gribetz, an Orthodox Jew, is a disgraced former District Attorney who stole...


October 6, 2008: BREAKING Torah Temimah Rabbi Raped Own Daughter For Years
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The guy is a Satmar hasid, too. Brooklyn Man Arraigned for Repeated Sexual Abuse of Daughter by Brooklyn Eagle CADMAN PLAZA EAST – A Brooklyn man was arraigned Monday in the U.S. Federal Court for the Eastern District of New...


October 6, 2008: BREAKING! Torah Temimah Rabbi Arrested On 5 FEDERAL Counts Of Child Sexual Abuse – Worked With Kolko, Faces Life In Prision
Comments: 42 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

And he's a Satmar hasid, too. These are federal charges that include transporting a minor for the purpose… …of having sexual relations: PKC:AG:RJN F.#2007R01082 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK - - - - - - -...


October 4, 2008: Postville Cheder And Yeshiva Had Cases Of Child Sexual Abuse in 2003 to 2005, And In 1990s – Police Not Called
Comments: 31 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , Pedophilia
 

Two Chabadniks filed for divorce and then argued over custody of their children. The husband, a rabbi and schochet, worked for Agriprocessors, first as a schochet and then… …as a computer systems analyst. In their custody battle, information on what...


October 3, 2008: Haredim Begin Confronting Pedophilia – Sort Of
Comments: 18 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Marvin Schick , Pedophilia
 

The Forward has a piece this week on the new move to… …deal with pedophiles in the haredi community. There are two important quotes and several glaring omissions in the Forward piece. The first quote: “Until not terribly long ago,...


October 1, 2008: Rubashkin Son-In-Law Arrested For Child Sexual Molestation – Chabad Rabbi Allegedly Molested Boy At School, JCC
Comments: 74 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , Pedophilia
 

Rabbi Yaakov Weiss, 28, is rabbi of Chabad of Colonie near Albany, New York. His wife is… …Rosa Rubashkin, Sholom M. Rubashkin's daughter. Weiss moved from Postville to the Albany area in 2004: Loudonville rabbi accused of sex abuse Man...


September 25, 2008: Agudath Israel of America 'Clarifies' Position On Mandatory Background Checks For Teachers In Haredi Schools
Comments: 26 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

It really isn't much of a clarification – especially after the Kolko scandal. And, as much as Rabbi David Zwiebel's tries to spin it, one thing remains true: The vast majority of haredi schools do not do voluntary background checks...


September 22, 2008: Is This Legal? CEO Of OHEL Tells Parents Not To Go To Police When Child Sexual Abuse Takes Place
Comments: 52 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

David Mandel, the CEO of OHEL Children's Home and Family Services, the Brooklyn-based haredi social services organization. Speaking in… …Baltimore February 20, 2008, under the auspices of Baltimore's Orthodox (and overwhelmingly haredi) Va'ad Harabbonim, Mandel appears to admit to several...


September 18, 2008: Burning Crosses Ultra-Orthodox Style
Comments: 29 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The Heretic exposes haredi racism on Jewcy.com.


September 18, 2008: Dov Hikind: The "Best Community" To Be A Child Molester Is "Borough Park, Flatbush, Lakewood or Monroe.…People Don’t Press Charges”
Comments: 34 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Jewish Leadership , Pedophilia
 

This is exactly the argument made by critics and by victims' advocates, and the same argument Agudath Israel of America and other haredi leaders have attacked as antisemitic. And now uber-Jew and NY State Assemblyman Dov Hikind is saying exactly...


September 17, 2008: More Haredi Rabbi-On-Boy Child Sexual Abuse Surfaces – Parents Tell Dov Hikind They Are Afraid To Go To The Police
Comments: 28 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Why won't this family go to police? Shidduchim. The Jewish Week reports: Hikind Reports Second Reichman Allegation New development comes on heels of Joel Engelman’s charges; assemblyman stymied by family’s fear of going to police by Hella Winston Special To...


September 10, 2008: BREAKING! Haredi Doctor Tapped To Head Panel On Haredi Rabbi Sex Abusers Threatened, Retires From Public Life
Comments: 52 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

A prominent Orthodox rabbi and psychologist has been intimidated into quitting as head of a just-formed task force dealing with rabbinic sex abuse of minors, organized by Assemblyman Dov Hikind this week. Dr.… … Benzion Twerski told The Jewish Week...


September 3, 2008: A Claim Of Double Betrayal In Williamsburg: A Boy, A Rabbi Molester, And A Community's Effort To Whitewash The Truth
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Hella Winston has fascinating feature article in this week's NY Jewish Week detailing the allegations surrounding Rabbi… …Avrohom Reichman, who may turn out to be Satmar's version of Rabbi Yehuda Kolko. Reichman was and still remains a rosh yeshiva at...


August 31, 2008: Serial Borough Park Child Rapist Hunt Stalled – Haredim Refuse To Cooperate With Police
Comments: 27 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The haredim who refuse to cooperate with police include the hasidic parents of a 14 year old victim. Why won't haredim cooperate? Mesira. And they do not want to destroy the shidduch (arranged marriage) prospects for their other children. The...


August 29, 2008: What's Different About The Newest Haredi Rabbi-On-Boy Sexual Abuse Case?
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

A child is sexually abused by a rabbi teaching in a haredi school. The school does nothing. Years later, the child, now a young adult, tells his parents. The parents push the school to fire the rabbi. The school doesn't....


August 27, 2008: BREAKING! Death Threats Force Haredi Childrens Advocate Rabbi Nochum Rosenberg To Shut Down
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Threatened with death, Rabbi Nochum Rosenberg, the haredi rabbi who uncovered and publicized rabbi-on-child sexual abuse in haredi communities has been forced to close his hotline and… … give up the public side of his child protection efforts. Hamercaz reports:...


August 25, 2008: RETRACTION: Alleged Modern Orthodox Sex Offender Still Around Kids – Adam Melzer Allegedly Uses Shul As Meeting Ground, Rabbis Remain Silent
Comments: 36 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

Rinat Member writes via email: Shmarya, I think that you would be doing a great public service if you blogged about the case about Adam Melzer that has been unfolding In Teaneck. You blogged about the JW article but there...


August 24, 2008: Thugs That Beat Jerusalem Woman Linked To Ger Hasidic Sect
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

And that's not all.. The head of this Ger hasid-founded modesty squad runs a printing business that prints pashkvilim, wall posters, used by haredi rabbis to warn their public about 'immodest behavior' (like wearing otherwise modest denim skirts, for example)...


August 14, 2008: Rabbis And Sex Offenders
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

Given the choice between a correct moral action and an action that protects "the community" or "the yeshiva" or "the rabbi" from possible shame and prosecution, most rabbis choose… …to protect their own. Here's the most recent example from today's...


August 4, 2008: Haredi Child Molester Back Teaching Children
Comments: 18 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

This is why calling the police should be your first and only option. A child is molested by a rabbi in a Williamsburg yeshiva. The child's family tries to get the rabbi into treatment, doing so in a way that...


August 1, 2008: Mob Of 200 Hasidim Try To Injure Rabbi Who Fights Against Rabbinic Child Abuse
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The rabbi is of course Nochum Rosenberg and the hasidim… …reacted in the same way they react to dissenters in Kiryas Joel or Williamsburg. This time, however, the dissenter got away, as the venerable London Jewish Chronicle reports: Anti-abuse rabbi...


July 31, 2008: The Heretic: How the Law of Lashon Hara Has Been Dangerously Perverted By Ultra-Orthodox Rabbis
Comments: 25 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

On Jewcy.com.


July 25, 2008: New Child Endangerment Case Highlights Need For Mandatory Background Checks For Religious Schools
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia , Religion
 

The problem is, the Catholic Church and Agudath Israel of America oppose them, Agudah claiming such mandatory checks violate the separation of church and state. Agudah claims it wants these checks to be adopted voluntarily by religious schools. The problem?...


July 24, 2008: Rabbi Nochum Rosenberg Flees Angry Mob In London – Activist Against Rabbinic Molestation Of Children Targeted
Comments: 22 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

First, he was banned by leading hasidic rabbis. Now… …this. VIN breaks the story: Stamford Hill, London - Rabbi Nochum Rosenberg of Brooklyn, New York, and a controversial figure in its Williamsburg-neighborhood Chasidic community, was physically accosted this evening by...


July 23, 2008: Chabad Leader: We Do Not Want Pedophile Avraham Mondrowitz Extradited Or Prosecuted
Comments: 64 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

And this should tell you how sick much of the haredi world now is. Michael… …Lesher writes: I just came across the slanderous post by "Chareidi" accusing me, of all people, of concealing information relevant to Avrohom Mondrowitz's flight from...


July 8, 2008: Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg
Comments: 18 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

He's also known as Rabbi Nochum Rosenberg and is an expert on mikvas. he's also a crusader against haredi malfeasance, including child abuse. Have any of you heard any news lately regarding him or regarding this? If so, post it...


June 8, 2008: Should Haredim Call Police When A Child Is Abused?
Comments: 30 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

If you are haredi and hold by Rabbi Moshe Sternbuch of Jerusalem's Edah HaHaredit (Badatz Yerushalyim), the answer is… …probably not, as Daniel Eidensohn of Da'asTorah reports: Rav Moshe Sternbuch, shlita - Guidelines for calling the Police There is a...


June 6, 2008: Haredi Child Rapist Flees Israel, Hides In London, Escapes Justice – Twice
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

There is a bright side to this story. The haredi child rapist was, accidentally, arrested again, as… …the venerable London Jewish Chronicle reports: How a puncture on the A40 caught a rapist on the run 06/06/2008 By Candice Krieger A...


June 2, 2008: Cloistered Shame in Israel – Child Abuse, Rape and Haredi Coverups
Comments: 35 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

The recent spate of haredi sex crimes – most of which involve molestation or rape of children – that so shook Israel has now made real international news. Time Magazine has a report on the problem called Cloistered Shame in...


May 23, 2008: Rabbi Shlomo Aviner and Child Abuse
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

Over the past few years, I've often thought no group of people fails their public duty as often as rabbis. Rabbi Shlomo Aviner, a leading National Religious rabbi in Israel, gives us the latest example. First, the good news… Writing...


April 30, 2008: Brooklyn DA Changes Story On Kolko Plea – Inconsistencies In DA's Story Point To Incompetence, Corruption
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Only in Brooklyn could people this incompetent (and/or this corrupt) be district attorneys. Read the whole shocking story after the jump in the extended post: The Jewish Week reports: DA Struggles To Explain Kolko Plea Deal Contradictions riddle Hynes’ account...


April 30, 2008: Why Are Mandatory Reporting Laws Necessary?
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Why, this, of course… The Australian Jewish News reports: FIFTEEN people from the Orthodox Jewish community have come forward indicating they want to give testimony about allegations of inappropriate behaviour by a trusted official. The whistleblowers have all identified themselves...


April 28, 2008: How Mondrowitz Escaped Justice
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

Avrohom Mondrowitz, the alleged haredi pedophile who fled Brooklyn for Israel more than 20 years ago, lived openly and safely in Jerusalem all that time, without fear of arrest. Why? Largely because Brooklyn's District Attorney, Charles Hynes, did not actively...


April 18, 2008: UPDATED: Kolko Victims' Families Tell Daily News "Justice Not Served," D.A. Pressured Them To Accept Plea
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

In a weak but still valuable report, the Daily News confirms what the Jewish Week first reported Wednesday – Brooklyn's D.A. pushed victims' families to accept a horrible plea deal that allows Kolko to walk free. The Daily News reports:...


April 16, 2008: More On Brooklyn Corruption
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Tikkun Olam writes on DovBear's blog: Having treated a teenage victim of sexual abuse (not Kolko related) who had a case in the Brooklyn area that is being referred to - I can tell you that there is an interesting...


April 16, 2008: BREAKING! D.A. LIED TO KOLKO VICTIMS, THREW CASE IN KOLKO'S FAVOR
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

If anyone ever had doubts about the alleged corruption of the Brooklyn D.A.'s office, this breaking report, printed in the extended post, should remove them. Brooklyn D.A. Charles Hynes is a… …very dishonest man. The Jewish Week Reports: No Sex...

 

 

April 14, 2008: BREAKING: RABBI YEHUDA KOLKO PLEADS GUILTY
Comments: 52 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Rabbi Yehuda Kolko pleaded guilty today to two counts of… …endangering the welfare of a child, according to a source familiar with the case. Kolko received 3 years probation and mandatory counseling. He will not serve any jail time and...


April 7, 2008: Haredi Child Sexual Abuse Described From The Inside
Comments: 14 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

…The first time I encountered a sexual assault incident I was too naïve to understand. It was in the sixth grade. A classmate told us secretly about a certain man on the street who likes to hug little girls and...


April 2, 2008: BREAKING: Torah Temimah "Fired," Then Continued To Pay Rabbi Yehuda Kolko, Even After Kolko Was Indicted On Child Sexual Abuse Charges
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Rabbi Yehuda Kolko has been paid tens of thousands of dollars since Yeshiva Torah Temimah "fired" him after Kolko's forty-year history of pedophilia was exposed, a new report says. Torah Temimah apparently tried to hide the payments by… …making many...


April 1, 2008: Orthodox Mother Rapes Children To Get Back At Ex-Husband
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

Worse yet – the mother admits to the rapes and justifies it: The Jerusalem Post reports: Another shocking incident of abuse perpetrated by parents on their own children was unearthed in Israel Tuesday when a mother of eight was arrested...


March 31, 2008: Haredi City Has Highest Rate Of Sex Offenses – Bnei Brak "Tens of Percentage Points" Above Other Israeli Cities
Comments: 45 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

"The number of sex offenses in the Bnei Brak area is higher than any other city by tens of percentage points, and it is clear to us that we do not know about many cases that are not even reported...


March 28, 2008: Aussie Haredi Lesbian Principle Revealed
Comments: 33 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Okay, boys. She allegedly seduced and molested female students and young female teachers. She is said to have fled Australia with more than $120,000 AUD, including more than $20,000 AUD that her students raised for a free loan fund they...


March 27, 2008: Australian Rabbis Warn of Another Predatory Religious Figure, Urge Jews to Speak Out – But Only to Rabbis
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Pedophilia
 

The Rabbinical Council of Victoria (Australia) warns of another religious predator, a rabbi, abusing his way through Melbourne. The rabbis… …however, want Jews to come forward to them, not to police, as the Australian Jewish News reports: REPORTS of alleged...


March 26, 2008: MONDROWITZ UPDATE
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

The Supreme Court appeal of Avrohom Mondrowitz has been moved up to May 29, 2008. Mondrowitz, the Gerrer hasid who allegedly raped boys sent to him for counseling and then fled Brooklyn to Israel to escape arrest and indictment, is...


March 15, 2008: Just In Case You Missed It
Comments: 22 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The attorneys representing victims of Rabbi Yehuda Kolko have sent a letter to Yeshiva Torah Temimah parents asking for evidence against him. The attoneys also offered to represent victims that have not yet come forward. Attorneys' Letter to YTT Parents....


March 14, 2008: Kolko Victims' Attorneys Seek New Victims
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Details after the jump in the extended post… New York Jewish Week article. (Click letter to enlarge.)


March 14, 2008: The Aussie Haredi Lesbian Abuse Scandal, part 3
Comments: 22 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

A correspondent tells me that Malka Leifer, the principal of the Adass Yisroel girls high school in Melbourne, Australia, is… …married to a Gerrer hasid. (I have not confirmed this yet.) The correspondent, very familiar with the haredi world, emphasized...


March 13, 2008: Lesbian Haredi Abuse Scandal Deepens
Comments: 31 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

More sordid details have come to light about the lesbian abuse scandal at a haredi school in Melbourne, Australia. Included in these sordid… …details are the following: Parents allege the school paid to send the abuser, its principal, to Israel...


March 13, 2008: Lesbian Abuse Scandal Rocks Aussie Haredi School
Comments: 55 | Categories: Haredim , Pedophilia
 

What happened at the Adass Yisroel school in Melbourne, Australia? Parents would like to know, but rabbis… …are covering up, as the Australian Jewish News reports: THE principal of the Adass Israel Girls School in Elsternwick has returned to Israel...


March 11, 2008: Rabbi Yisroel Shapiro Pleads Guilty; Baltimore Rabbis Coverup Mentioned In Press
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The Baltimore bar mitzvah teacher pleaded guilty to… …sexual child abuse. The Baltimore Sun reports: A former bar mitzvah lessons teacher active in Baltimore's Orthodox Jewish community pleaded guilty yesterday to sexual child abuse and a third-degree sex offense after...


March 7, 2008: Yeshiva Torah Temimah Needs Your Help
Comments: 1 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

It seems the Yeshiva Torah Temimah Wikipedia entry is a mere stub. It needs some serious fleshing out.


March 2, 2008: Baltimore Rabbis and Ohel Make the Wrong Choice on Rabbi-on-Boy Child Sexual Abuse – Again, part 2
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

So what kind of gathering was the Baltimore Vaad HaRabbonim's “How To Protect Our Children,” held a couple of weeks ago in response to a myriad of child sexual abuse allegations in the Baltimore Orthodox community? This kind: The "Catholic...


February 28, 2008: Will Rabbi Avi Shafran Ever Stop Lying?
Comments: 31 | Categories: Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Rabbi Avi Shafran again proves himself to be incapable of understanding the harm he does. Rabbi Shafran would have you believe… …criticism of Shafran (and, by extension, of Marvin Schick) for his behavior surrounding the New York Jewish Week's' coverage...


February 25, 2008: Baltimore Rabbis and Ohel Make the Wrong Choice on Rabbi-on-Boy Sex Abuse – Again
Comments: 62 | Categories: Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Baltimore's Vaad HaRabbanim held a conference last week on child sexual abuse. You might remember… …the haredi rabbis of Baltimore once issued a letter telling Jews to call "authorities" if credible evidence of child sexual abuse exists. The letter also...


February 12, 2008: Full Text of Mondrowitz Court Decision
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

The full Hebrew text of the Israeli court decision handed down Sunday finding Avrohom Mondrowitz extraditable is posted after the jump in the extended post. If you can translate, please do so and leave your translation as a comment to...


February 11, 2008: החשוד בפדופיליה יוסגר לארה"ב
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

A new Hebrew language article on yesterday's Mondrowitz court decision is posted after the jump in the extended post below. As always, if you can translate, please do so and leave the translation as a comment in the comments section...


February 10, 2008: UPDATED: MONDROWITZ RULED EXTRADITABLE
Comments: 33 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

I haven't seen this in print yet but apparently Avrohom Mondrowitz was found today by an Israeli court to be extraditable. What this means is that – barring any appeals – Mondrowitz will be extradited to Brooklyn to stand trial....


January 21, 2008: Mondrowitz Extradition Process
Comments: 18 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

Despite what you may have read elsewhere over the past few days, this is what the Avrohom Mondrowitz extradition process looks like from here out: Last Thursday, January 17 was the final extradition hearing in this round, so to speak....


January 20, 2008: Discussion on Film About Rabbi-on-Child Sexual Abuse
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Pedophilia
 

Here's a link to a video of a panel discussion about the film Narrow Bridge, hosted by The Awareness Center. The filmmaker, Izzy Moscowitz, Dr. Joyce Silver, Vicki Polin, and others participate.


January 18, 2008: New Mondrowitz Article
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

Ha'aretz has a new article on the extradition of Avrohom Mondrowitz. Unfortunately, it's in Hebrew. I've posted it after the jump in the the extended post. If you can translate, please do so and leave your translation as a comment...


January 17, 2008: The Anti-Shafran
Comments: 20 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Rabbi Yakov Horowitz writes: …[A]s we talk about building walls around our children to protect them from the decadence of secular culture, we had better make certain that the ‘monster’ of child abuse is on the other side of the...


January 15, 2008: MONDROWITZ: ביהמ"ש: רב חסידות גור לא יעמוד בפיתוי
Comments: 1 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

ביהמ"ש: רב חסידות גור לא יעמוד בפיתוי ביהמ"ש המחוזי סירב לשחרר למעצר בית את "החסיד הפדופיל" המועמד להסגרה לארה"ב השופט: הערבים לא יעמדו בפיתוי למלט אותו מהצורך לעמוד לבין בפני "ערכאות גויים" מאת: רותי אברהם ביהמ"ש המחוזי בירושלים דחה (יום...


January 15, 2008: MONDROWITZ: הפדופיל החרדי אברהם מונדרוביץ' נעצר עד להסגרתו לארצות הברית
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הפדופיל החרדי אברהם מונדרוביץ' נעצר עד להסגרתו לארצות הברית נאשם באונס ילדים חרדים בברוקלין לאחר שהתחזר לפסיכולוג והתיימר לטפל בהם מאת כתב ''עניין מרכזי'' שלישי, 15 בינואר 2008, 05:58 הרב מונדרוביץ' נאשם באונס קטינים בברוקלין נעצר עד תום ההליכים ועד...


January 15, 2008: Mondrowitz Court Document
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The complete court document (as opposed to the single page shown above) from Sunday's Avrohom Mondrowitz court hearing is posted below in PDF format. As always, if you can translate, please do. Please leave your translation as a comment to...


January 14, 2008: MONDROWITZ: The Law and the Process
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Here is how Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs describes the part of the extradition process Avrohom Mondrowitz is now in: Under Section 7 of the Extradition Law, the magistrate may then order him/her to be held in custody for up...


January 14, 2008: MONDROWITZ TO REMAIN IN JAIL UNTIL THE END OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS AGAINST HIM, HA'ARETZ REPORTS
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Ha'aretz reports: The Jerusalem District Court ruled on Monday that Avrohom Mondrowitz, an ultra-Orthodox man who fled the United States for Israel two decades ago to avoid sexual abuse charges, must remain in custody until the end of legal proceedings...


January 14, 2008: MA'ARIV ON LATEST MONDROWITZ COURT DECISION
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Ma'ariv reports: ביהמ"ש המחוזי בי-ם הורה לעצור חשוד בתקיפה מינית בארה"ב עד תום הליכי ההסגרה נגדו שופט בית המשפט המחוזי בירושלים, משה רביד, הורה לעצור עד תום הליכי ההסגרה את אברהם מונדרוביץ', ששלטונות ארצות הברית מבקשים להסגירו לידיהם בגין כתב...


January 14, 2008: MONDROWITZ ORDERED JAILED UNTIL EXTRADITION DECISION
Comments: 0 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

I'm told the judge in the extradition hearings for Avrohom Mondrowitz yesterday ordered Mondrowitz to remain in jail until the hearings regarding his extradition are completed. This means no release into the custody of Ger hasidim, no house arrest, no...


January 9, 2008: Colmer Bail Set at $10 Million
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

The NY Daily News reports: An orthodox Jew extradited from Israel to face charges of sodomizing two teenage boys in his Brooklyn home was ordered held Tuesday on $10 million bail. Stefan Colmer, 31, allegedly went on the lam last...


January 9, 2008: Man-on-Boy Pedophile Extradited to US from Israel in 2005 – Mondrowitz Treaty Excuse Does Not Stand
Comments: 19 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

For years, the Brooklyn District Attorney's office claimed it was impossible to extradite Avrohom Mondrowitz because the US extradition treaty with Israel did not cover certain man-on-boy sex crimes.* In January 2007 the treaty changed. It was then that Charles...


January 9, 2008: GUEST POST: Rabbi Baruch Lanner – An Eyewitness Account of Manipulation, Violence and Abuse in the Name of Kiruv
Comments: 51 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Guest Posts , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

Rabbi Baruch Lanner is due to be paroled this week. Yochanan Lavie, a frequent FailedMessiah.com commenter, tells the story of his teenage encounters with rabbinic child abuser Rabbi Baruch Lanner. These encounters include Lanner kneeing boys in the groin and...


January 7, 2008: Colmer to be Extradited
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The Brooklyn DA announced today that accused haredi pedophile (and BT) Stefan Colmer will be extradited. No word yet on when Colmer will leave Israel for Brooklyn.


January 4, 2008: Rabbi Baruch Lanner To Be Released From Prision Next Week
Comments: 47 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

It is Rabbi Baruch Lanner's last Shabbos behind bars. The Jewish Week's Gary Rosenblatt reports: After serving nearly three years for sexually assaulting two teenage girls in his charge in the mid-1990s, Rabbi Baruch Lanner, the former yeshiva principal and...


January 2, 2008: Haredi Schoolteacher Sentenced to 23 Years for Sexually Abusing Students
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

Ha'aretz has a video report, which for some reason won't play in my browser. If it plays in yours, please leave the details as a comment to this post. Thanks! [Hat Tip: UOJ.]


December 31, 2007: GOVERNMENT OF ISRAEL: Mondrowitz was "Protected" by Ger Hasidim, Found "Refuge" in Ger Community
Comments: 30 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

These are excerpts from the latest Mondrowitz court appearance: Moaz [Mondrowitz's lawyer]: In addition to the electronic bracelet, there is Meir Zilberstein, the main rabbi of the Ger hasidim in Jerusalem. In tow with him is Yaakov Kaminsky, [Rabbi Zilberstein's...


December 28, 2007: BREAKING! Government of Israel Claims Rabbis Told Mondrowitz To Flee US To Israel
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

UPDATED and REPOSTED from 12-27-07: The Government of Israel appears to be admitting that haredi rabbis in the mid-1980s told Avrohom Mondrowitz to flee indictment in the US for the safety of Israel. Modrowitz did so and lived openly, freely...


December 28, 2007: Rabbi Avi Shafran: Blogs "Evil," "Infested," "Close on the Heels of the Swindlers and Pornographers"
Comments: 66 | Categories: Blogs , Creative PR , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

As you read this, remember Rabbi Avi Shafran works for Agudath Israel of America, and some of the most damning alleged incidents of rabbi-on-boy sexual abuse took place at their boys camp and under their watch. Also remember bloggers exposed...


December 26, 2007: Girls Expelled From Religious School For Exposing Rabbi Who Sexually Abused Them
Comments: 33 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

Ha'aretz and Channel 10 are reporting that two Orthodox sisters were expelled from their high school four months ago. Why? Because two years ago, these girls pressed charges against a rabbi who sexually abused them. The rabbi was convicted. The...


December 25, 2007: MONDROWITZ: לשמור על הסוד– הרב י', שנפגע על ידי מונדרוביץ בעצמו, סבור שאין לחשוף התעללות בילדים בפומבי
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

If you can translate this, please do. Leave the translation as a comment to this post. Thanks! Ha'aretz reports: לשמור על הסוד הרב י', שנפגע על ידי מונדרוביץ בעצמו, סבור שאין לחשוף התעללות בילדים בפומבי הרב י', בן 39, מנתב...


December 23, 2007: Marvin Schick and Sexual Abuse, continued…
Comments: 18 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Marvin Schick has done another despicable thing. To those who follow Schick's writings, this is not surprising. Schick has spent much of his adult life covering for haredim. When Hella Winston's book Unchosen was published, Schick wrote a libelous review....


December 15, 2007: Men's Mikvas Health Hazards, Hatzalah Says
Comments: 4 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

The Jerusalem Post reports: Dozens of men's mikvaot (ritual baths) across the nation are a potential health hazard due to poor accessibility, United Hatzalah of Israel, the haredi rapid-response first aid organization, has warned "If, God forbid, there is a...


December 12, 2007: Speaking Truth to Power
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…I cannot understand why members of our community are not willing to report the criminals who are selling drugs to our kids directly to the police. This is, in my opinion, a misplaced application of the concept of mesirah. Ten...


December 11, 2007: MONDROWITZ – Should Parents be Let Off The Hook?
Comments: 36 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Michael Lesher, attorney for several victims of Avrohom Mondrowitz, and Amy Neustein, an activist on behalf of those victims for many years, have a letter in the Jewish Press. Other activist who have worked long and hard on the Mondrowitz...


December 7, 2007: MONDROWITZ NEWS
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

Wednesday, December 12 is the scheduled court date for Avrohom Mondrowitz. To be decided is if Mondrowitz will remain incarcerated, if he will be given house arrest or if he will be released entirely. The extradition itself will be decided...


December 5, 2007: Alleged Baltimore Pedophile Arrested
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

One of the (apparently many) alleged child sex abusers in Baltimore's Orthodox community has been arrested by police. Phil Jacobs of the Baltimore Jewish Times reports: Yisroel Shapiro has been arrested and charged with two counts of sexual offense in...


December 4, 2007: Dov Hikind Seeks Mondrowitz Victims
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

As first noted on UOJ's blog, Dov Hikind is looking for victims of Avrohom Momdrowitz willing to go on air with Dov on his radio show. Dov Hikind promises to respect victims need for anonymity and confidentiality. Please contact:Charnie

 

 

 

December 4, 2007: Satmar From The Inside Out
Comments: 22 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia , Religion
 

New Voices profiles a Satmar hasid, "Sam," who left Williamsburg at age 19 and, after much hard work and a lot of help from Footsteps, is now a college student in the New York City area. Here's a bit about...


November 30, 2007: THE HIGH PRICE OF INACTION – MONDROWITZ PART 2, ENGLISH
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

Ha'aretz fixed the codong error that was truncating the second half of Aviva Lori's report on Avrohom Mondrowitz. It opens with a survivor who planned to murder Mondrowitz but couldn't find him alone. It goes on to discuss two brothers...


November 30, 2007: MONDROWITZ COVERAGE ON MSN ISRAEL
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

?החסיד הפדופיל יוסגר לארה"ב פרקליטות המדינה פנתה לבית המשפט במטרה להסגיר את החסיד אברהם מונדרוביץ' לארה"ב. מונדרוביץ' הואשם בארה"ב בעשרות מקרי אונס של ילדים לאחר שהתחזה לפסיכולוג יוסגר לארה"ב? (צילום: AP) 30/11/07 07:04 מאת: קטי רון המחלקה לעניינים בינלאומיים בפרקליטות...


November 29, 2007: MINISTRY OF JUSTICE ASKS COURT FOR MONDROWITZ EXTRADITION – WANTS MONDROWITZ KEPT IN JAIL
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

משרד המשפטים לשכת הדובר ירושלים: ‏י"ט כסלו, תשס"ח ‏29 נובמבר, 2007 7488 אל: תא כתבי המשפט הודעה לעיתונות עתירה לבית המשפט המחוזי בי-ם להכריז על אברהם מונדרוביץ' כבר-הסגרה לארה"ב המחלקה לעניינים בינלאומיים בפרקליטות המדינה עתרה אתמול לבית המשפט המחוזי בירושלים...


November 29, 2007: HA'ARETZ MONDROWITZ EXPOSE PART 2 NOW ONLINE IN HEBREW
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תיכננתי לרצוח את מונדרוביץ מאת אביבה לורי | צילום: דניאל כהן מאז שהתפרסמה כאן הכתבה על הפדופיל מברוקלין, הצטברו עדויות נוספות על מעלליו. ט', 38, טוען שרקם תוכנית להתנקש בחייו של אברהם מונדרוביץ; משפחתו של קורבן אחר, שהתאבד, מדברת לראשונה....


November 28, 2007: The Place of Sex Offenders in Orthodox Judaism
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Chief Doofis comments: If organized Orthodoxy took a piece of garbage like [Rabbi Yehuda Kolko] and excoriated him with any of the passion that they treat decent people, who argue PHILOSOPHICALLY with them, they would truly gain credibility. Banning Rabbi...


November 27, 2007: Interesting News …
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… In Ha'aretz this weekend, barring any major developments in the Annapolis Talks, etc. Watch for it.


November 27, 2007: Why Was Mondrowitz Not Arrested Sooner?
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

According to this United States Department of Justice (US DOJ) manual, extradition from a foreign country involves four basic steps: contacting the Office of International Affairs; making a preliminary determination of extraditability; deciding whether to ask for provisional arrest; and...


November 27, 2007: Blogs Against Shafran
Comments: 20 | Categories: Blogs , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Two major Orthodox blogs have come out against Agudath Israel of America's spokesman, Rabbi Avi Shafran's handling of rabbi-on-child sex abuse allegations: Rabbi Gil Student writes: …While the many accusations about abusers may or may not imply something about the...


November 27, 2007: Earth to Haredi Leadership
Comments: 14 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

Ha'aretz reports:: Jerusalem police on Sunday arrested a Haredi youth on suspicion of sexually assaulting his sisters and his younger brother repeatedly over the past five years. During his questioning, the youth admitted to assaulting a number of neighborhood youths...


November 26, 2007: Rabbi Avi Shafran, Agudath Israel of America and Rabbi-on-Child Sexual Abuse, Part 2
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Rabbi Avi Shafran writes: …Last year, an article appeared in New York magazine that told the tawdry tale of an alleged serial Orthodox child abuser. The New York writer did more than salaciously detail an alleged victim’s accusations. He went...


November 26, 2007: MONDROWITZ EXTRADITION REQUEST SAT AT US DOJ FOR 7 MONTHS – DELAY CALLED HIGHLY UNUSUAL
Comments: 14 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

Early coverage of the pending extradition of Avrohom Mondrowitz noted that the Brooklyn DA asked the US Department of Justice for Mondrowitz's extradition immediately after the new treaty between Israel and the US went into effect in January 2007. Later,...


November 26, 2007: Rabbi Avi Shafran, Agudath Israel of America and Rabbi-on-Child Sexual Abuse
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Agudath Israel of America employs a spokesman, Rabbi Avi Shafran, who is eager to defend his community from perceived attack. Rabbi Shafran seems to believe haredim do wrong at a lower rate than non-haredim and non-Jews. Why? Because, Rabbi Shafran...


November 19, 2007: MONDROWITZ'S WIFE SPEAKS OUT
Comments: 76 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

The AP quotes Avrohom Mondrowitz's wife Raizel: "People can come up 25 years later and say all kinds of things about anybody. No one's had any complaints about him for the last 25 years. This is all old stuff," she...


November 18, 2007: CHILD PORN FOUND IN MONDROWITZ HOME
COURT RULING POSTED IN FULL HERE

Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

Here is Sunday's translated court ruling in full: HONORABLE JUSTICE SHIMON FEINBERG CASE No. 011944/07 THE STATE OF ISRAEL, REPRESENTATIVE OF THE GOVERNMENT VS. AVROHOM MONDROWITZ, RESPONDANT APPEARING BEFORE THE COURT: For the Plaintiff: Nili Gesser, Esq. and Marilyn Mazal-Hershkovitz...


November 18, 2007: Which Rabbis Covered For Mondrowitz?
Comments: 17 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

The JTA reports: …[A]ccording to a copy of the indictment, the charges against Mondrowitz included forced sodomy. As a result, claims Michael Lesher, a lawyer for several of Mondrowitz's alleged victims, Mondrowitz could have been extradited since 1988. A cable...


November 18, 2007: MONDROWITZ IN COURT
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Photo: Daniel Bar On. Mondrowitz appeared in court today. His remand was extended for 9 days. His attorney said the following to reporters: Mondrowitz's attorney, David Ofek, said he plans to appeal the court's decision to keep Mondrowitz in custody....


November 17, 2007: BREAKING: ISRAEL TRIES TO STALL MONDROWITZ EXTRADITION
Comments: 18 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

The AP via the International Herald Tribune reports: JERUSALEM: Israel has requested clarifications of a U.S. request for extradition of an Israeli man wanted in New York for allegedly sodomizing and sexually abusing several boys ages 9 to 15 more...


November 16, 2007: MONDROWITZ EXTRADITION HEARING SUNDAY
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

The extradition hearing of the now-jailed haredi accused pedophile Avrohom Mondrowitz is scheduled for this Sunday. More news later.


November 16, 2007: MONDROWITZ ARRESTED; EXTRADITION TO FOLLOW
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

Ha'aretz reports: Avrohom Mondrowitz, a Gur Hasid suspected of sexually abusing Haredi children in the United States, was arrested Friday morning pending extradition orders to the U.S. Mondrowitz fled the U.S. over 20 years and has been hiding in Israel...


November 16, 2007: Mondrowitz in New York Times
Comments: 1 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

The New York Times (finally) reports: Prosecutors in Brooklyn said yesterday they were pursuing the extradition of a man who fled to Israel more than 20 years ago after being accused of molesting young boys. The man, Avrohom Mondrowitz, 59,...


November 15, 2007: Mondrowitz In English
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

The complete English-language version of the Ha'aretz piece on haredi pedophile Avrohom Mondrowitz is online. Here's one telling section: …At the beginning of the 1980s, when Mondrowitz was at the height of his glory, married and the father of seven...


November 15, 2007: Ha'aretz Exposé On Haredi Pedophile Avrohom Mondrowitz Online
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

דתיים יוצאי ברוקלין שטופלו בילדותם אצל חסיד גור אברהם מונדרוביץ, טוענים שהאיש אנס אותם, ביצע בהם מעשים מגונים והתעלל בהם ובעשרות חבריהם שנשלחו אליו לטיפול. ערב מעצרו בארצות הברית, הוא נמלט לישראל, המשיך ללמד ילדים ולעסוק בפעילות פדופילית. עכשיו, כשהחלו...


November 12, 2007: Alleged Haredi Pedophile Stefan Colmer to be Extradited
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

The NY Daily News reports: A suspected Brooklyn pedophile hiding from sex abuse charges in Israel will become the first American extradited to the U.S. under a revamped treaty, a Jerusalem court ruled Sunday. Stefan Colmer, 30, was indicted by...


November 2, 2007: New Documentary On Rabbi On Child Sexual Abuse In The Haredi Community
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

I'm not sure when this will premier. I'll post that information as soon as I get it. [Hat Tip: Dr. Rofeh-Filosof.]


October 28, 2007: Only In Israel
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Israel , Pedophilia
 

A 10 year old boy is repeatedly raped. His assailant is arrested, tried, convicted and sentenced to jail. The boy's mother is afraid the rapist has HIV and wants the rapist tested. The rapist refuses to be tested and, under...


October 22, 2007: The Saga Of Rabbi Avrohom Mondrowitz, Ger Hasid and Accused Child Rapist, Continues
Comments: 21 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

The Jerusalem Post's Matthew Wagner has a new report on the Rabbi Avrohom Mondrowitz case. This is the story's first major coverage in Israel. Mondrowitz allegedly abused (anally raped, I'm told) children in Boro Park during the late 1970s and...


October 17, 2007: Orthodox Abuse Victims Hope Healing Begins With Rabbi's Extradition And Arrest
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

The New York Daily News has an article on the extradition of Rabbi Avrohom Mondrowitz, the Gerre hasid who allegedly raped dozens of young boys in Brooklyn during the 1970s and early 1980s. After being arrested and charged, Mondrowitz was...


October 11, 2007: Orthodox Doctor, Genealogist, Author Neil Rosenstein Indicted For Possession Of Child Porn
Comments: 42 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Neil Rosenstein, the noted Orthodox Elizabeth, NJ surgeon, genealogist and author, has been arrested for possession of child pornography. 1010 WINS reports: …In a related story, a prominent Elizabeth surgeon and published author was arrested and charged with possession of...


October 11, 2007: Brooklyn DA Askes For Extradition Of Accused Child Rapist Rabbi Avrohom Mondrowitz
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

UOJ has the NY Daily News article (not yet online). I'll write more on this development with Gerrer hasid and alleged child rapist when I'm able …


October 7, 2007: Girl Molested During Simhat Torah Celebrations At Chabad Of Sherman Oaks, CA
Comments: 21 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Pedophilia
 

The LA Times reports: Los Angeles police arrested a transient on suspicion of molesting a 7-year-old girl at a Chabad synagogue in Sherman Oaks, authorities said today. Officers were called to the temple in the 14900 block of Ventura Boulevard...


September 23, 2007: Agudath Israel's Jewish Observer On Child Sexual Abuse and Molestation
Comments: 28 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The Jewish Observer, the PR organ of Agudath Israel of America, has piece this month from David Mandel of Ohel on child molestation and sexual abuse in the haredi community. Emblematic of Mandel's approach to this is issue is his...


September 20, 2007: Baltimore Jewish Times Editor Phil Jacobs Honored For Series On Rabbi Child Molestation
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

"It goes on and on and on unless we stop it. I say to you without any apology, you don't have to be nice to stop this. You don't have to be politically-correct. Call the cops; do something." -- Baltimore...


September 15, 2007: Rabbi Yehuda Kolko Arrested Again
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Rabbi Yehuda Kolko has been arrested again. UOJ reported three weeks ago that Kolko had been indicted. He was. Kolko chose to surrender himself on Erev Rosh HaShana, while wearing a tallit and a black hat. His attorney complained about...


September 5, 2007: Boro Park Child Molester
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Chaptzem reports: According to sources that spend substantial time in the Shomer Shabbos minyan factory Shul in Boro-Park, Yechiel Brauner is still touching kids in places where nobody should. According to the sources, which are keeping a close eye on...


August 30, 2007: Abuse Allegations Against Rabbi Moshe Eisemann Made Public – Ner Israel Protects and "Keeps Eye On" Rabbi Who Fondles Young Boys
Comments: 56 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The Baltimore Jewish Times Phil Jacobs reports the following. Material within square brackets is mine or is sufficiently expanded from Phil Jacobs' report to warrant notice: As pressure from Jewish blogs, primarily UOJ, in the summer of 2006 combined with...


August 24, 2007: Divided Court Rules Seduction Claims Against Rabbi Mordechai Tendler Are Barred by N.Y. Law, Woman He Allegedly Seduced To Appeal
Comments: 19 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Law.com reports: A woman has no claims against a Rockland County, N.Y., rabbi who she alleges counseled her to have sex with him as a way of overcoming her problems in finding a husband, a divided Appellate Division, 1st Department,...


August 21, 2007: Rabbi Kolko Indicted For Child Sexual Abuse – Again?
Comments: 20 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

UOJ is reporting that Rabbi Yehuda Kolko has been indicted again, this time Friday, August 17 in a Brooklyn court for molesting a 6-year-old boy in a Yeshiva Torah Temimah classroom three years ago. I don't have confirmation of the...


July 20, 2007: OK Kosher and The Crown Heights Child Molester Suicide Mikva
Comments: 12 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Scandal , Pedophilia
 

Leah Kleim writes on SevenFatCow: When his body was found in the garage of the Chabad center,Don Yoel Levy, his brother and the CEO of OK Kashrut blamed the wife of his late brother, the mother of his children, for...


July 15, 2007: The Future Of Orthodox Judaism In America? Let's Hope So
Comments: 17 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The LA Archdiocese has agreed to pay $660 million to settle the abuse claims against it. It also has agreed to open the files of abusive priests and made other concessions. The total amount paid in abuse settlements by the...


June 27, 2007: Should Rabbis Who Commit Sexual Crimes Be Stripped Of Their Title?
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Israel , Pedophilia
 

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, son of former Sefardic chief rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu, is proposing the Rabbinute remove the smicha (ordination) of rabbis convicted of sex crimes and sexual impropriety: …In a letter sent to the members of the Chief Rabbinate, Eliyahu...


June 21, 2007: Another New Chabad Sexual Abuse Scandal
Comments: 9 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Recently, within the last week. A Chabad cheder in a haredi town not that far from Jerusalem or Tel Aviv. A 13 year old boy molests more than 10 younger boys, leading them into the bathroom and groping them. The...


June 21, 2007: Chabad Motto? If At First You Don't Succeed, Sue the Victim
Comments: 35 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Pedophilia
 

A Chabad man serves as the hazzan of a Chabad synagogue. Several years ago, outside another synagogue after a community event, the Chabad hazzan sexually assaults a woman who is a member of the Chabad synagogue. He is eventually arrested...


June 15, 2007: The Newest Chabad Scandal
Comments: 144 | Categories: BTs , Chabad , Crime, etc. , Pedophilia
 

[This Post Will Stay At The Top Of The Blog For A few Days. Newer Posts Are Immediately Below This Post.] A 14 1/2 year old girl from a Conservative Jewish home has a school project, of sorts – the...


June 14, 2007: BREAKING! Wanted Haredi Molester Stefan Colemar Arrested In Jerusalem; Fled Indictments In US
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

Wanted haredi pedophile Stefan Colemar has been arrested in Jerusalem and now faces extradition to the US, UOJ reports: Stefan Colmer was arrested in Israel today (June 14) on a provisional arrest warrant. He is now in custody awaiting an...


June 14, 2007: Chabad Molestation Scandals
Comments: 9 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Pedophilia
 

Case 1: An older Chabad rabbinical student molests a younger, teenage Chabad yeshiva student. The older student has a position of authority, the younger does not. When the abuse becomes known, the older student gets therapy and is pronounced "cured."...


June 12, 2007: Can Torah Temimah Be Sued Into Oblivion?
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Let's hope so. UnorthodoxJew writes: …I am in contact with the law firm who has collected in excess of two hundred million dollars from the various Catholic churches and archdioceses that were found guilty of harboring molesters.This is what they...


June 12, 2007: Yeshiva Torah Temimah To Write Sefer Torah
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Perhaps they should use the blood of Rabbi Kolko's victims as ink. Details in pdf: Download torah_temimah.pdf


June 11, 2007: Another Chabad Molestation Scandal
Comments: 38 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Pedophilia
 

This one involving an 11 year old boy molested at Camp Gan Israel in Montreal 25 years ago. His alleged abuser, a camp waiter (a position given to yeshiva students) went on to anally rape boys at knife point in...


June 7, 2007: Chabad Molestation Scandal
Comments: 22 | Categories: Chabad , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Link I was fifteen. He, the older mashpia-bochur - me, the young naive lesser religious, grossly convincing me as my mashpia not to run after chix and to study with him and become really really close to the rebbe…he did...

 

 

 

 

May 25, 2007: Popular Nahariya Rabbi Arrested For Sexual Abuse
Comments: 19 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

Ha'aretz reports: The arrest of a popular Nahariya rabbi for allegedly committing indecent sexual acts was made public Thursday, after a judicial gag order was lifted. Rabbi Shimon Gerlick serves as rabbi of the Nahariya hospital as well as rabbi...


May 14, 2007: Is This "Kabbalist" A Fraud? An Abuser?
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia , Sefardim
 

A comenter writes about this man, a "kabbalist" rabbi: …He refuses to give his wife a Jewish Get (divorce) becuz he wants the house, even though he already has 2 houses, one in Tel Aviv and the other in Bat...


May 14, 2007: Another Baltimore Rabbi Sex Abuser?
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

UOJ posts the following email from Phil Jacobs of the Baltimore Times: During the investigation of the late Rabbi Ephraim Shapiro, the name coming up perhaps "second" in the conversations was more often than not that of Rabbi Moshe Eisemann....


May 7, 2007: Rabbi Kamentzky: Do Not Tell Police About Man-Boy Rape?
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

UOJ is claiming Rabbi Shmuel Kamenetzky, the "number two" rabbi on Agudath Israel's rabbinic board, has told victims of sexual abuse not to go to police. The perpetrator is a haredi BT who has fled to Israel. If this is...


May 1, 2007: Haredim Seek Legislation To Bar Minors From Internet Cafés
Comments: 29 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

Israel is seeking ways to regulate Internet usage, specifically ways to block porn and other "objectionable" content. Most approaches to this are benign – better filters or Knesset prizes for wholesome websites. But, as the Knesset nears action, the haredim...


April 27, 2007: Agudah Hack: “What are they going to do next? Have a molester of the week feature?”
Comments: 0 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The Forward has an excellent article on the tension in the Baltimore community after the Baltimore Jewish Times published an article on Rabbi Ephraim Shapiro, a man who, if the testimony of victims – some as old as 64 –...


April 27, 2007: Rabbi Weinreb To Remain At OU – Public Pressure Wins
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

The JTA reports: The Orthodox Union reversed course and extended the contract of Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, its executive vice president, for two more years. Weinreb’s contract was to expire this summer and a search committee had been established to...


April 25, 2007: Agudath Israel Opposes Regulation Of Faith-Based Nursery Schools; Health Department Would Require Criminal Background Checks
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The NY Sun reports: Several religious groups are fighting a health department proposal that for the first time would require permits for some faith-based nursery schools. Representatives of the Catholic Archdiocese of New York and Agudath Israel of America, among...


April 25, 2007: For The RCA, Agudath Israel, Igud HaRabbonim, Agudath HaRabbonim, Satmar, Chabad, Belz, Bobov, Sanz, etc.
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

In this week's Jewish Press, attorney and victims advocate Elliot Pasik writes about the Baltimore abuse letter and the state of the problem in New York and nationwide: The damage that abuse can cause is devastating and potentially life altering;...


April 19, 2007: The Evidence Against The Star-K's Rabbi Moshe Heinemann
Comments: 23 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

I'm told Rabbi Heinemann took this letter down today after The Awareness Center and bloggers made the letter public. But, I'm told, the ban against the Baltimore Jewish Times still stands. Please boycott all Star-K products. Teach this rabbi a...


April 18, 2007: Have Baltimore's Rabbis Learned Their Lesson?
Comments: 37 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Phil Jacobs of the Baltimore Jewish Times wrote a piece that detailed the years of rabbi-on-boy sexual abuse perpetrated by Baltimore's Rabbi Ephraim Shapiro. He interviewed many survivors and published their stories. This exposé is what many people believe provoked...


April 17, 2007: Baltimore Rabbis On Child Sexual Abuse
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Please click on the images to enlarge them. Thank you. …In the past, many mistakes were made in handling these situations. Abusers were often not recognized for what they were, as it was too difficult to believe that otherwise good...


April 11, 2007: Talmud: Hide Rabbinic Sins From The Public
Comments: 25 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Halakha , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Rabbi Gil Student writes: The Gemara in Mo'ed Katan (17a) states that when a Torah scholar sins, the court should not punish him in public because that would serve as a denigration of Torah. Rather, they should "hide it like...


April 5, 2007: Orthodox Girls Report Incidents Of Sexual Abuse Three Times As Much As Non-Orthodox Girls
Comments: 49 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

Ayelet Cohen Vider writes: Young Orthodox girls report incidents of sexual abuse three times as much as non-Orthodox girls. Incest among religious families is reported with the same frequency among religious and non-religious girls and women. For years we thought...


March 23, 2007: Haredim and Background Checks
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The Record Online reports: Michael Bergoine of Hawley, Pa., was on his way to work one night in 2001 when he got stopped by a cop in the Village of Kiryas Joel. The cop claimed that Bergoine had rolled through...


March 19, 2007: The Unnerving Touch
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Phil Jacobs, executive editor of the Baltimore Jewish Times, writes about the rabbi-on-boy sexual abuse that, in many ways, defines the Baltimore yeshiva experience (in this case, Torah Academy): Unnerving Touch Phil Jacobs Executive Editor MARCH 16, 2007 There was...


March 15, 2007: Rabbis and "Rebellion"
Comments: 16 | Categories: Haredim , History , Pedophilia
 

Something to consider, a plan of action of sorts, for haredim. Rabbi Berel Wein writes: …In the 18th century in Vilna, during the lifetime of the famed Gaon of Vilna, Rabbi Eliahu Kramer, a bitter dispute between the rabbi of...


March 12, 2007: An Important Teshuva On Child Abuse
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Rabbi Gil Student has posted a teshuva (rabbinic responsa) from the Shoel Umeishiv. The teshuva (posted in both the original and in translation) deals with a case of rabbi-on-boys sexual abuse that is almost identical to the Rabbi Kolko case...


March 9, 2007: Is It Legal To Beat Your Wife? An Uncomfortable History Of Halakha Exposed
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , History , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

First off, a disclaimer: IT IS NOT OKAY TO BEAT YOUR WIFE. The sources supporting spousal abuse cited below do not reflect the halakha (Jewish law) as it is interpreted today. Now, on to the post. Rabbi Eliyahu Stern, writing...


March 8, 2007: NYC To Require Background Checks At Religious Day Care Centers
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The NY Daily News reports: Day care centers linked to churches, synagogues and other houses of worship will be required to follow the same strict safety and staffing standards as other centers under a proposal being considered by the city...


March 7, 2007: Abuse In Our Community – Online
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

Last night's gathering at the NYC's Congregation Oheb Zedek, "Abuse in Our Community? Protecting our Future – Halakhic and Legal Methods to Stop Predators and Enablers," featuring Rabbi Mark Dratch, Founder and Director of JSafe; Elliot Pasik, Attorney for Abuse...


March 4, 2007: UOJ's Letter To A Rabbi
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

UOJ emailed this letter to me and asked that I post it. He calims to have all the names, and the proof. Read it after the jump: My entire life I've been battling corruption in the rabbinate in all its...


March 2, 2007: Rabbi Who Misued Almost $1 Million In Federal Funds Defends Rabbi Kolko
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

That's right. The notorious Brooklyn Bundler, Rabbi Milton Yehoshua Balkany took to the air to defend Rabbi Yehuda Kolko. Chaptzem reports: In an interview last night on the Zev Brenner radio show Rabbi Balkany came to the defense of accused...


March 1, 2007: Do Israel's Police Correctly Handle Sex Crimes?
Comments: 1 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Israel , Pedophilia
 

Increasingly, one would have to say the answer to that question is "no." Ha'aretz reports on the latest atrocity: A week after an 11-year-old boy was brutally raped in Ra'anana, a Ha'ir reporter learned that police did not act on...


February 28, 2007: Rabbi Moshe Eisemann
Comments: 49 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

UOJ is asking all survivors of Rabbi Moshe Eisemann to contact Phil Jacobs at the Baltimore Jewish Times. Jacobs is apparently researching an article on Rabbi Eisemann.


February 28, 2007: Abuse in Our Community? Protecting our Future – Halakhic and Legal Methods to Stop Predators and Enablers
Comments: 0 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

Abuse in Our Community? Protecting our Future – Halakhic and Legal Methods to Stop Predators and Enablers Rabbi Mark Dratch, Founder and Director of Jsafe Elliot Pasik, Attorney for Abuse Victims and Author of NYS Background Check Law Rabbi Allen...


February 28, 2007: Orthodox "Forum" Quietly Handles Cases Of Sexual Harassment, Ma'ariv Claims
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

A reader sent me the following rough translation of an article that appeared in Ma'ariv yesterday. In effect what the article claims is that some Orthodox groups in Israel have formed a "forum" to handle sexual harassment and abuse cases...


February 27, 2007: Agudah Meeting Today On Abuse
Comments: 0 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Steven I. Weiss has a copy of an internal Agudath Israel of America email referencing abuse: 8 Adar, 5767 February 26, 2007 REMINDER! M E E T I N G N O T I C E TO National Officers FROM:...


February 23, 2007: Yeshivas "Breeding Ground For Sexual Molestation"
Comments: 0 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

A sad tale of rabbis and their cronies protecting abusers who go on to abuse others. This time, the rabbis are in Baltimore and South Bend. The Baltimore Jewish Times (via JewishSurvivors) reports.


February 20, 2007: Rabbi Who Protected Baruch Lanner Now Works For Aish HaTorah And Speaks For The OU
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Outreach , Pedophilia
 

Matt Tropp, is a rabbi who worked for NCSY under Rabbi Baruch Lanner. He ran cover for Lanner. He failed to report allegations of Lanner's abuse, either to law enforcement or to his NCSY superiors. He claimed in court that...


February 20, 2007: Haredim And Child Sexual Abuse: Is There More Abuse In The Haredi Community?
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Wyoming, it seems, is worried. Why? Because it has become a playground, so to speak, for convicted sex offenders, who flock there from all over the country because Wyoming places few restrictions on them: …While other states often prohibit sex...


February 19, 2007: Haredim, Agudath Israel and Child Sexual Abuse
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

UOJ writes: FACTS: [Rabbi] Shmuel Kaminetzky [senior leader of Agudath Israel of America and the rosh yeshiva of the Yeshiva of Philidelphia] knew that Rabbi Moshe Eiseman was a pedophile some 35 years ago when numerous boys came forward in...


February 14, 2007: Grassroots Activism At YU
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

Reader and frequent commenter YUGUY has launched a FaceBook page to warn people about rabbinic sexual abuse, especially the case of Rabbi Yehuda Kolko.


February 14, 2007: The Jewish Press On Sexual Abuse And Family Violence
Comments: 1 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The Jewish Press has a comprehensive article on sexual abuse and family violence in the Orthodox community. Sadly, most of the haredi leaders quoted want beit dins to handle abuse and violence issues. This is impossible for many reasons, as...


February 14, 2007: Rabbi Dovid Feinstein On Sexual Abuse
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

JewishWhistleBlower notes this July 2006 quote from the Jewish Voice: In general, Rabbi [Dovid] Feinstein says, it is a good idea for would-be accusers in the Jewish community to take their charges to a beit din before going to the...


February 12, 2007: Ethical Advice From Haredi Orthodox Ethicist?
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Rabbi Dr. Asher Meir offers some advice for potential whistleblowers. He explains how to blow the whistle, when to go to the police, etc. But then Rabbi Meir drifts off into haredi Ortho-speak: One of the most original and useful...


February 8, 2007: Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein and Child Sexual Abuse
Comments: 40 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

According to Luke Ford, Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein, a haredi, LA-based rabbi and polemicist, has this to say about blogs and abuse: “Halakhicly, you should not read blogs. It is not our business to punish people. Vengeance is not a Jewish...


January 26, 2007: BROOKLYN PEDOPHILE ALERT
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

A friend forwarded the following email to me: Yeshiva boys commonly accept rides from strangers who appear to be “frum.” However, appearances can be deceiving and this practice has lately proven to be extremely harmful. Recently, a Jewish male in...


January 26, 2007: Not A Word About Sex (Or Rape, Or Abuse)
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

Ha'aretz reports that haredi-controlled media in Israel – including HaModia, Yated Ne'eman, and Kol Hai have not mentioned the nature of the charges (in HaModia's case, the indictment itself was not mentioned) against Israel's now-indicted president, Moshe Katsav. Why? Because...


January 22, 2007: Censorship In The JBlogisphere
Comments: 5 | Categories: Blogs , Haredim , Jewish Leadership , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

Rabbi Yakov Horowitz writes about his website, which he recently reconfigured to function as a blog: …After giving it some thought, I decided not remove any of the negative comments. (For the record, I removed the posts that mentioned people’s...


January 18, 2007: Lakewood Internet Ban Spreads To Brooklyn
Comments: 18 | Categories: Blogs , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Rabbi Gershon Tannenbaum writes in the Jewish Press: More than 120 rabbis, dayanim, heads of yeshivos and principals of girls schools in Boro Park and Flatbush, met on Sunday, Asarah B’Teves, December 31, to implement a takanah to counteract the...


January 17, 2007: What To Do With Today's Gedolim? Let The Talmud Tell Us
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Divre Torah , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Are rabbis like trees? If so, when is it appropriate to 'chop one down' or cut a rabbi down to size? Steven I. Weiss has a talmudic quote from Ta'anit 7a that explains, in the name of Rabbi Yochanan: …This...


January 14, 2007: Dov Hikind and Child Sexual Abuse
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Dov Hikind – elected official, former close Kahane follower and the address for much of Brooklyn's Jewish politics – devoted his radio show last night to child sexual abuse in the Orthodox community. The show can be downloaded from JewishSurvivors...


January 13, 2007: Hella Winston and Abuse in Ultra-Orthodoxy
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Hella Winston has written an article for Lilith Magazine on child sexual abuse in the haredi world. JewishSurvivors has it on the web, or you can download a PDF of the piece from Lilth by clicking here. I haven't read...


January 12, 2007: Sex Abuse in Orthodox Judaism: Audio Online Now
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The audio of the forum on sexual abuse in the Orthodox community featuring Rabbi Yosef Blau of Yeshiva University, Rabbi Gil Student and the Forward's editor J.J. Goldberg is now online. I've heard about 20 minutes of this and, so...


January 11, 2007: Rabbi Avi Shafran on Beit Dins and Abuse
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Among many Orthodox Jews, the preferred forum for adjudicating communal disputes is a bet din, a rabbinic court. But critics say such panels often try to dissuade sex abuse victims from pursuing their complaints, a charge vigorously denied by [Agudath...


January 11, 2007: Federal Court Rules Vatican Can Be Sued In Abuse Scandal – Will This Apply To Agudath Israel, Too?
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia , Religion
 

The AP reports: Sex abuse victims can pursue damages from the Vatican in a lawsuit alleging top church officials failed to report known or suspected cases of child abuse, a federal judge ruled Thursday. The ruling by U.S. District Judge...


January 10, 2007: Chabad Schools and Abuse
Comments: 5 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Marvin Schick , Pedophilia
 

The JTA reports: The Chabad-Lubavitch movement has no written conduct guidelines applying specifically to its estimated 4,000 global emissaries, known as shluchim, or its approximately 3,000 multi-use facilities that double as synagogues and are usually referred to as Chabad Houses....


January 10, 2007: Rabbi Avi Shafran On Abuse And Blogs
Comments: 3 | Categories: Blogs , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The JTA reports: "[The Awareness Center]´s site is very valuable," said Rabbi Yosef Blau, religious adviser at Yeshiva University and a vocal advocate for victims of rabbinic sexual abuse and other forms of sexual misconduct. "Since you can´t get people...


January 5, 2007: 4th Victim of Rabbi Kolko Comes Forward
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The New York Post confirms what I reported yesterday: January 5, 2007 -- A Brooklyn yeshiva has been slapped with a fourth sex lawsuit, this one alleging it covered up the abuse of a young pupil by a highly regarded..

 

 

 

 

January 4, 2007: BREAKING! Rabbi Kolko Abuse: New Victim Comes Forward; Is Within Statute of Limitations
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

4:05 PM CST – I'm told another victim of serial child abuser Rabbi Yehuda Kolko has just come forward. This victim was abused recently, and his case falls within the statute of limitations. This boy was abused because haredi rabbinic...


January 4, 2007: Rabbi Gil Student and the Art of Coverup
Comments: 33 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Jewish Leadership , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

Rabbi Gil Student approvingiy links (an "excellent post", he says) to a foolish post by an RCA rabbi calling himself Rabbi Without A Cause defending the gedolim. Here's an excerpt: …I’m reminded of Rocky (the original film), the scene when...


January 2, 2007: Rabbi Schachter On Mesira and Child Abuse
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Clarifying a talk he gave late last month, Rabbi Hershal Schachter writes: …Even if one is guilty of a crime and deserves a punishment according to the laws of the land, but due to anti-semetic attitudes he will probably suffer...


December 31, 2006: Former Haredi Comfronts His Haredi Molestors – On Camera
Comments: 48 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Marvin Schick , Pedophilia
 

Breaking Silence (Translated from Hebrew to English) Ma'ariv Dec, http://www.nrg.co.il/online/11/ART1/523/767.html As a Charedi (ultra-orthodox) child he had been through a series of molestations and attempted rapes. Even after he left the religious life, he suffered from nightmares and sleepless nights....


December 24, 2006: The Good Guys Fight Back
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Rabbi Yakov Horowitz writes: Since my “Keeping Our Children Safe From Sexual Abuse” column was posted, I received many emails from compassionate people looking to become part of the solution and help fund the abuse-prevention booklet that I wrote about...


December 19, 2006: Marvin Schick's Dishonesty and the Jewish Week's Role
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Marvin Schick , Pedophilia
 

Marvin Schick has another disingenuous ad in the Jewish Week. In it, under the headline, "What's Wrong With Mesirah," (informing; telling the police, media or government about crimes committed by Jews) Schick tells us: everything is wrong with mesira. Schick's...


December 18, 2006: UOJ To File Class Action Lawsuit
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

UOJ wants to file a class action lawsuit against the rabbis and organizations whose corruption is destroying the haredi world from within. He also wants to summon them to a public beit din. More here.


December 17, 2006: How Kolko Beat The (Rabbinic) Rap
Comments: 34 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

From the Babylonian Talmud, Niddah 13b: Our Rabbis taught: 'proselytes and those that play with children delay the advent of the Messiah'. The statement about proselytes may be understood on the lines of the view of R. Helbo, for R....


December 17, 2006: Can The Gedolim Be Charged?
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Jeffery Herman, attorney for the plaintiffs in the civil cases against Rabbi Yehuda Kolko and Yeshiva Torah Temimah, was on Zev Brenner's radio show tonight. Herman noted that one basis for the lawsuits was "fraudulent concealment" by Torah Temimah and...


December 16, 2006: Kolko Victims' Attorney On Zev Brenner Now!
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Jeff Herman, the plaintiffs' lawyer in the civil case against Rabbi Yehuda Kolko and Yeshiva Torah Temimiah, is on Zev Brenner's Talkline show tonight at 1:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Please listen and tell as many other people as possible to...


December 14, 2006: 2nd Haredi Rabbi Accused Of Abuse, Lawsuit Filed
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The NY Post reports: December 14, 2006 -- For the second time in a week, a respected Brooklyn rabbi has been accused of sexually abusing a boy student at a religious school. A suit filed Tuesday in Brooklyn Supreme Court...


December 11, 2006: Shafran Must Resign
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

In a scathing post, DovBear calls for the resignation of Agudath Israel's top man, Rabbi David Zwiebel, and it's mouthpiece, Rabbi Avi Shafran. Here's why. When asked by email to comment on the arrest of rabbi-on-boy sex abuser Rabbi Yehuda...


December 11, 2006: Kolko Victims' Attorney In NYC Meeting With More Victims
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

UOJ reports: If anyone has relevant information and would like to set up a confidential meeting with Mr. Herman, please contact him immediately, he is in town briefly. Your anonymity is guaranteed. Jeff can be reached at 305-931-2200 or via...


December 11, 2006: Kolko Case On CNN Tonight?
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The case of Rabbi Yehuda Kolko and his near 40 year career of rabbi-on-boy sex abuse will may be featured on CNN tonight, apparently on the Nancy Grace Show. [This is tentative.]


December 11, 2006: Please Post
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Please post this link on your blogs and leave it in comments to news groups and newpaper articles. The world needs to know what Rabbis Kolko, Margulies and Company did: http://www.rabbichildabuse.com/ You can also copy and post the graphic on...


December 10, 2006: Can The Haredi World Be Salvaged? Should It Be?
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Can haredism be salvaged? I don't think it can be and I certainly do not think it should be. After almost 40 years of abuse by Rabbi Yehuda Kolko and nearly as many years of rabbinic coverups, fraud and foolishness...


December 9, 2006: More Kolko Charges To Come?
Comments: 0 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The NY Daily News reports: Prosecutors warned yesterday that a Brooklyn rabbi accused of sexually abusing two victims - including a young boy - may face more charges.… "There may be other charges with other complainants, and there is an...


December 9, 2006: Kolko Victims And Familes Were Threatened By Rabbi Lipa Margulies, Herman Alleges
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Jewish Leadership , Pedophilia
 

The New York Post reports: A Brooklyn yeshiva covered up a rabbi's long history of child molestation and threatened parents and children who tried to end the abuse, it was charged yesterday. Officials of Yeshiva Mesivta Torah Temimah knew of...


December 9, 2006: Marvin Schick, Haredi Schools and Abuse
Comments: 0 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Jewish Leadership , Marvin Schick , Pedophilia
 

Marvin Schick's son Joe writes about abuse he suffered at the hands of a hasidic teacher in grade school. Most interesting is Marvin Schick's knowledge of that abuse and his apparent public silence about it: When I was in sixth...


December 9, 2006: KOLKO PLEADS INNOCENT; YESHIVA DENIES KNOWING OF ABUSE OR ALLEGATIONS; BAIL? 5K
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

That's right. Rabbi Yehuda Kolko claims he's innocent, Rabbi Yaakov Applegrad, the administrator of Yeshiva Torah Temimah, claims the yeshiva had no knowledge of abuse or allegations, and a judge has set a ridiculously low bail – $5000. Kolko had...


December 8, 2006: Agudath Israel of America: Protecting Rabbis, Endangering Children
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Why did Agudath Israel oppose a NY State bill that would have made rabbis mandatory reporters of abuse, just as doctors and teachers now are? Here are two reports, the first from the Jewish Week, the second and more damning...


December 8, 2006: RabbiChildAbuse.com
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Link. Feel free to use this image on your own blog or website or print it out if you'd like and post it in your synagogue or elsewhere.


December 7, 2006: KOLKO IN CUSTODY
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Rabbi Yehuda Kolko on his way to jail after his arrest for child abuse and endangerment. The New York Times adds: A Brooklyn rabbi was arrested yesterday and charged with multiple counts of child sexual abuse, the police said. Rabbi...


December 7, 2006: RABBI YEHUDAH KOLKO ARRESTED
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Alleged serial child molestor Rabbi Yehuda Kolko has been arrested. No more detais available at this time. Will post as soon as I have more information. [Hat Tip; UOJ.]


December 6, 2006: Rabbi Kolko Alleged To Have Abused In 2003 – Case Filed Against Yeshiva Torah Temimah Today
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

UOJ reports that a case has been filed in the Supreme Court of New York, King County, against Yeshiva Torah Temimah for abuse perpetrated by Rabbi Yehuda Kolko in 2003. Again, let us be clear. Rabbi Yaakov Perlow, head of...


December 5, 2006: An Open Letter To Rabbi Matisyahu Salomon
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

An anonymous blogger has published a detailed chronology of the Rabbi Kolko rabbi-on-boy sex abuse case as an open letter to Agudath Israel's hit man, Rabbi Matistyahu Salomon. The chronology starts in 1976. Here are three excerpts: …· 1984 –...


December 4, 2006: Should You Tell Police About An Orthodox Abuser?
Comments: 29 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Jewish Leadership , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

Rabbi Hershal Schachter's Sunday night talk, Should I Call the Police?, and Rabbi Benjamin Yudin's talk, Talking to Our Kids About the Birds and the Bees are both online for free listening or for free download. No comments from me...


November 27, 2006: It's Up To The Government
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Jewish Leadership , Pedophilia
 

Elliot Pasik, who worked with the RCA on its Clergy Abuse resolution and is also close to haredi leadership writes: The Torah demands a justice system. Tsedek tsedek tirdof... Its incumbent upon the Jews and the umos ha'olam. Might there...


November 26, 2006: Another Strike Against Marvin Schick
Comments: 0 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Jewish Leadership , Marvin Schick , Pedophilia
 

At last week's Agudah convention, Rabbi Mattisyahu Salomon, speaking for the rabbinical and political leadership of Agudah, admitted there were many cases of rabbinic and other abuse haredi rabbinic leadership had handled quietly, dealing with the problem and then "sweeping...


November 26, 2006: The Allegations Against Agudah
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Jewish Leadership , Pedophilia
 

A commenter writes: According to UOJ, [Rabbi] Shmuel Kaminetzky knowingly sent [Rabbi] Moshe Eisman to Ner Yisroel when boys in Philadelphia accused Eisman of molesting them. And then, this: …Rabbi Shmuel Kaminetzsky [Agudath Israel's "#2" rabbi] and [Agudath Israel's rabbinic...


November 26, 2006: Blogging the Agudah Convention, #2
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Jewish Leadership , Pedophilia
 

An attendee of the Agudah convention writes: …The very choice of the two speakers was notable. It would be hard to find two more identifiable hardliners than Rabbis Wachsman and [Mattisyahu] Salomon. Notably, also, although this was not the traditional...


November 25, 2006: Marvin Schick, Abuser
Comments: 0 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Jewish Leadership , Marvin Schick , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

Marvin Schick writes several years ago: …The Catholic Church has been shaken to the core by literally hundreds, perhaps thousands, of accusations, as adults have emerged to voice their claims of abusive activities that occurred years ago. Media attention has...


November 25, 2006: Marvin Schick: Do Not Cooperate with the Government
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Jewish Leadership , Marvin Schick , Pedophilia
 

Marvin Schick writes: …The sad thing about the emerging scenario is that the Orthodox are more alert to abuse issues than other Jews. In some perverse fashion, their alertness is being translated into evidence of a greater incidence of domestic...


November 21, 2006: All Truths That Are Kept Silent Become Poisonous
Comments: 1 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

"All truths that are kept silent become poisonous." Frederich Nietzsche


November 19, 2006: How Haredim Learn About Sex
Comments: 8 | Categories: Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Pedophilia
 

Rabbi Shmuel Poppenheim of Edah Haredit, oft quoted in Gil Zohar's wonderful piece on haredi violence aimed at stopping Jerusalem's Gay Pride parade, notes: "Of course we don't talk about the thing itself. Nobody will tell his son exactly what...


November 16, 2006: Haredim, Homosexuality and Child Abuse
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Pedophilia
 

One of the most bizarre canards hurled at gays is child molestation. Otherwise educated people confuse pedophilia with homosexuality. This confusion is extremely common in the haredi world, which hurls invective at gays, calls them "child abusers," and then coddles...


November 14, 2006: The Price Of Abuse
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

This is one of the sadder things I've read: One Friday night 33 years ago, when Yisroel Richtberg was 12 years old, an older boy sneaked into his dorm room at his Chasidic yeshiva in Israel, pulled off Richtberg’s pajama...


November 14, 2006: Mikva Abuse, Continued …
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Jewish Leadership , Marvin Schick , Pedophilia
 

Following up on my post (based on this Chaptzem post) about haredi mikva child molestation, Harry Maryles writes: … It seems that a trustworthy witness saw it in action, quite by accident. He needed a Mikva and went to the...


November 13, 2006: For Marvin Schick: Open Your Dull Eyes And See
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Jewish Leadership , Marvin Schick , Pedophilia
 

DovBear has posted a letter he received from a significant haredi rabbi responding to my post on mikva haredi child sexual molestation: I am sorry to say that horrible stories about mikva'os are 100% true -- and then some. L'aniyas...


November 12, 2006: Accused Pedophile Runs Mikva With Rabbinic Approval
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Jewish Leadership , Marvin Schick , Pedophilia
 

In response to this post, JWB points out that alleged pedophile Rabbi Ephraim Boruch Bryks runs a mikva, the Mikva of Kew Gardens, out of his home in Queens, NY – and that mikva is under the supervision of the...


November 10, 2006: For Marvin Schick: Mikva Man-on-Boy Abuse
Comments: 46 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Jewish Leadership , Marvin Schick , Pedophilia
 

Chaptzem has post on alleged man-on-boy sexual abuse at a Jerusalem mikva, where, apparently homosexual acts between adult males is also common. The documents are all in Hebrew and Yiddish. Shmuel, who tipped us to this post, has made a...

 

 

February 8, 2012: Were Modern Orthodox Leaders Silent About Child Sexual Abuse?
Comments: 67 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

There are those who knew that the school’s associate principal responsible for Judaic Studies – an ordained rabbi and congregational leader – was summoning students into his office and inviting them to his Washington Heights apartment under the guise of...


February 7, 2012: Is The Brooklyn DA Hiding Documents That Would Implicate Him?
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

Next week, attorney and author Michael Lesher will argue before New York State’s highest court for the release by the Brooklyn District Attorney of documents he has been seeking since 2007, related to the failed extradition of Avrohom Mondrowitz –...


January 27, 2012: Exclusive: Alleged Chabad Pedophile Now Faces 51 Counts Against Him
Comments: 19 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

David Cyprys, a long time employee of Chabad's Yeshiva Centre in Melbourne, Australia, had 22 more counts added against him in a court appearance today (Friday in Australia). Cyprys asked the court for a media blackout of the trial. The...


January 22, 2012: Playing Fast And Loose With Haredi Pedophilia
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

Is Brooklyn's D.A. Charles Hynes illegally and unethically hiding the details of sweetheart plea deals with haredi pedophiles from the public? More evidence points to the answer to this question being yes. Charles Hynes The following email was automatically generated...


January 22, 2012: A Case Of Suspected Child Sex Abuse And Its Coverup At A Chabad Heder
Comments: 53 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

A school employee appears to be sexually abusing young boys. And the school's principal allegedly will not take action to stop him. The late Lubavitcher Rebbe, Menachem Mendel Schneerson The heder in question has approximately 150 students. The principal was...


January 22, 2012: Rabbi Mordechai Elon Says He Doesn't Remember Meeting The Boy He Allegedly Sexually Abused
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

Elon admitted that he had met the second complainant, who is now 27 years old, but claimed he hugged and caressed him only to console him. The rabbi said he may have also kissed the complainant in the neck area,...


January 22, 2012: A Jewish Civil War?
Comments: 31 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
 

As haredi anti-social behavior and violence grows in Israel, it behooves us to look at our own haredi communities to see what, if anything, they do is similar, and to see if that Israeli haredi violence is likely to be...


January 20, 2012: He Masterminded The Systematic Rape Of Over 100 Kids"
Comments: 25 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

“This is the price the parents and kids are paying, this is the price of silence,” said police sokesman Shmuel Ben- Ruby. “It hurts me for these poor children, that they suffered this for years because of parents that preferred...


January 17, 2012: French Police Suspect Liberal Rabbi Raped Underage Girls
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

Police in France have questioned Rabbi Daniel Farhi, a prominent member of the Jewish community in that country, about allegations he raped an undisclosed number of underage girls, French media reported Tuesday. 'French police suspect rabbi raped underage girls' 70-year-old...


January 16, 2012: One Of Four Fine Accusers Admits Lying
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

Floyd VanHooser lied to police and the media when he said he was molested by former Syracuse assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine. However, VanHooser said Friday that it's true that he and Fine had a sexual relationship as adults for...


January 16, 2012: Rabbi Ben Zion Sobel Arrested
Comments: 28 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

Sobel is an alleged – and notorious – pedophile who allegedly abused many boys at Neve Tzion yeshiva. He apparently is also one of the six people arrested yesterday morning in the Eidah Charedis money laundering, tax evasion and embezzlement...


January 14, 2012: More On The David Zimmer Arrest
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

Zimmer was arrested last week for having contact with children. He is a convicted sex offender living in Borough Park. [Hat Tip: Burich.]


January 14, 2012: Rabbi Allegedly Told Parents Not To Report The Rape Of Their Daughter By Their Sons
Comments: 39 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

The State Prosecutor's Office has filed an indictment this week against two brothers who molested their younger sister. The abuse continued for years after a rabbi advised the parents against involving to the police, saying that such incidents "happen in...


January 13, 2012: How Much Child Rape Justifies Hysterical?
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

When police investigators say concerned parents are overreacting, it says a lot about their failures. How much child abuse justifies ‘hysterical’? When police investigators say concerned parents are overreacting, it says a lot about their failures. AARON LEIBOWITZ • Jerusalem...


January 13, 2012: Video: Cops Seek Info On Suspected Perv
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

Brooklyn police want to know more about a man who was caught taking photos of a young girl in Brooklyn earlier this month. NY 1 reports: Police want to know more about a man who was caught taking photos of...


January 8, 2012: Prominent Rabbi Indicted For Sexual Assault Of Minors
Comments: 28 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

Rabbi Yaakov Deutsch, a prominent rabbi from the city of Afula in northern Israel, was indicted on Sunday for committing sexual offenses against four minors, two boys and two girls. Rabbi Yaakov Deutsch Prominent Israel rabbi indicted for sexually assaulting...


January 8, 2012: 3 More Jerusalem Pedophiles Arrested
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

After a gap of months peppered with reports that cops had botched the investigation, Jerusalem Police arrested three additional men today in what police are calling Jerusalem’s largest pedophilia case, with at least nine suspects who abused around 70 children...


January 8, 2012: Rabbi Charged With Sexually Assaulting Four Minors
Comments: 30 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

The state prosecutor for the Northern District of Israel indicted Rabbi Yaakov Deutsch for allegedly sexually assaulting four children who came to him for spiritual guidance. Rabbi Charged With Sexually Assaulting Four Minors Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com The state prosecutor...


January 3, 2012: The Failure Of Israeli Police
Comments: 33 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

Israeli police are poorly trained, inefficient and perhaps even corrupt – and never has this been clearer than when Israeli cops "deal" with haredi pedophilia. Thirty-one days ago I received a call from a friend in Israel. He grew up...


December 30, 2011: 17-Year-Old Skvere Hasid Busted For Attempted Sexual Assault And Robbery
Comments: 79 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

A 17-year-old hasid from New Square has been arrested by Ramapo police. The boy allegedly lured non-Jewish Hispanic women who worked in or near New Square as domestics and cleaning ladies into his car where he then stole their money...


December 25, 2011: Rabbi Baruch Lebovits Out Clubbing?
Comments: 46 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

These pictures allegedly show Rabbi Baruch Lebovits – who is supposed to be on house arrest – out clubbing last night at Club Dream's Matzo Ball party. Update 12-28-2011 – Baruch Lebovits' attorney, Nathan Dershowitz, wrote me to say that...


December 24, 2011: Nittle Nacht Asifa In Borough Park Tonight
Comments: 48 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , PARODY & SATIRE , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

Hurry, don't be late!


December 23, 2011: Har Nof Pedophile Alert
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

A pedophile has allegedly been preying on children in Har Nof Jerusalem. There's an email circulating about a pedophile who has been preying on kids in Har Nof, Jerusalem. A neighborhood activist asked Rabbi Moshe Shternbuch if police could be...


December 22, 2011: Video: Levi Aron's Attorney Explains Inbreeding Remark
Comments: 25 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

Levi Aron's newest attorney explains what he meant when he told the press that the confessed killer of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky mas mentally ill in part because of inbreeding common in the hasidic community.


December 21, 2011: A Warning To Parents And Children In Toronto
Comments: 32 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

"It has come to our attention that there is a man who was raised in the Toronto Torah community and who may look like a current member of our community who has recently tried to lure teenagers from our neighborhoods...


December 21, 2011: Confessed Child Killer Levi Aron's Attorney Blames Kletzky Murder On Haredi Inbreeding
Comments: 36 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

"Look, everybody knows when blood relations and have offspring, there can be genetic defects," Howard Greenberg said. "It's something that needs to be investigated down to the ground." Levi Aron Levi Aron's lawyer blames client's actions on inbreeding By JOSE...


December 20, 2011: Brookyn DA's Coverup Begins To Unravel
Comments: 24 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes continues to refuse to reveal the names of 85 Orthodox Jewish child molesters his office claims have been arrested and charged through the Kol Tzedek program, a confidential hotline it established in March 2009. Even...


December 19, 2011: Despite Laws, There Are Few Penalties For Failing To Report Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 35 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

Across the US, laws meant to punish doctors, teachers and other adults for keeping silent when they suspect a child has been abused have gone largely unenforced over the past decade. Few penalties for keeping child abuse secret By Brad...


December 19, 2011: A Note To Haredi Leaders (And Their Proxies) About Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 38 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

Will you ever stop preening? Will you ever allow yourselves to understand and to care? Originally published at 7:46 pm Sunday, December 18, 2011 Earlier today I spoke with a young adult survivor of child sex abuse. This person was...


December 19, 2011: Recent Case Highlights Need To Expand Statute Of Limitations
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

The impact of childhood sexual abuse has no statute of limitations. Why is the statute of limitations for prosecuting abusers in New York State so very, very short? Abuse victims need time to seek justice: Syracuse case highlights shortcomings in...


December 18, 2011: Critics Furious At DA
Comments: 26 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes’ refusal to name Orthodox Jewish child molesters prosecuted by his office has fueled a firestorm of community outrage. Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes Critics furious at Brooklyn DA for refusing to name Orthodox child-sex suspects...


December 16, 2011: Is The DA Letting Politics Trump Law?
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes' claim that 89 haredi pedophiles had been dealt with or are in the process of being dealt with by his office since fall 2009, combined with his refusal to name any of those pedophiles, even those...


December 15, 2011: Brooklyn DA Says He Has A "Rapprochement" With Agudath Israel Of America
Comments: 22 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

Charles Hynes also says that not every sex offender goes to jail because, for people who come to his office through Kol Tzedek, his special programs for child sex abusers in the haredi community, or priests who come to his...


December 14, 2011: Haredi Rabbi Accused Of Molesting Boys Walks Away From His Agreed On Plea Deal
Comments: 12 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

Rabbi Stanley Z. Levitt, accused of molesting three boys at Maimonides School, refused to enter his a prearranged guilty plea in court today. Rabbi Stanley Z. Levitt At Last Minute, Haredi Rabbi Accused Of Molesting Boys Walks Away From His...


December 14, 2011: Alleged New Square Sex Offender Arrested
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

Rabbi Herschel Taubenfeld, who was thought to have fled area to avoid arrest, turned himself into Ramapo Police this morning. Herschel Taubenfeld Alleged New Square Sex Offender Arrested Rabbi Herschel Taubenfeld, who was thought to have fled area to avoid...


December 14, 2011: Female Teacher Allegedly Had Inapproriate Sexual Contact With Students At 2 Orthodox Schools
Comments: 38 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

A former teacher at the Torah Academy of Bergen County in Teaneck, New Jersey and the Jewish Educational Center in Elizabeth, New Jersey allegedly had inapproriate sexual contact with male students. A former teacher at the Torah Academy of Bergen...


December 14, 2011: Rabbi Expected To Plead Guilty To Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 7 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

In a case that highlighted concerns about sexual abuse in Jewish communities, a rabbi who taught at one of the region’s most prestigious Jewish day schools is expected to plead guilty today to molesting three sixth-graders during the 1970s, according...


December 14, 2011: Brooklyn DA Appears To Violate The Law To Protect Haredim From Bad Press
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

DA Charles Hynes' office claims that the law forbids it from releasing any information which could lead to the identification of a victim, and is using that law to hide the names and case numbers of haredi pedophiles who were...


December 13, 2011: National Radio Host Compares Halakha To Sharia Law, Condemns Both, And Condemns The Brooklyn DA For Going Soft On Haredi Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 35 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

Michael Savage attacks Brooklyn's DA Charles Hynes and says religious law – be it Muslim, be it Jewish, be it Catholic – cannot be allowed to trump US law. But a man calling himself Max and identifying himself as an...


December 11, 2011: The New York Post Reports Night Is Day, Blocks Sun With Blackout Shades To Prove It
Comments: 38 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Media , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

The New York Post takes on haredi child sex abuse and in the process makes Henna White, the Brooklyn DA's Jewish liaison, look like a heroine, and the DA's office look like it's cracking down on haredi child sex abuse,...


December 7, 2011: Rabbi Mordechai Elon's Trial Opens With Reading Of Indictment
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

Elon was indicted last November for indecent acts against two minors. The Jerusalem District Prosecution claims that the rabbi took advantage of his position as an educator and molested two teenagers on various occasions in 2003 and 2005. Rabbi Mordechai...


December 7, 2011: Nachlaot Pedophila Case: Zalman Cohen
Comments: 6 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

Here is a court document for Zalman Cohen that discusses his alleged sex abuse of minor children in the Nachlaot neighborhood of Jerusalem, Israel. Illustration What follows is a very loose translation sent me by a reader who got it...


December 7, 2011: Under The Rabbis' Thumb
Comments: 71 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

Child sex abuse in the haredi enclave of Lakewood, New Jersey, and what Lakewood's rabbis do to make sure victims do not talk to police. Hella Winston has a long magazine length article in the Jewish Week about child sex...


December 4, 2011: Listen: Show On Haredi Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

Professor Marci Hamilton, Mark Mayer Appel, Tzvi Gluck, Dr, Asher Lipner, Rabbi Yosef Blau and other talk about child sex abuse, advocacy and prevention. Please click the gray bar to listen or click on the link posted below it to...


December 3, 2011: Portrait Of A Sex Offender
Comments: 44 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

Rabbi Baruch Lanner, the former NCSY/OU leader and yeshiva day school teacher is a convicted sex offender who physically, sexually and emotionally abused both boys and girls over a career that lasted three decades. Here is a newly discovered description...


December 2, 2011: Child Sex Abuse Prevention Saturday Night
Comments: 5 | Categories: Child Safety , Crime, etc. , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

YU's Rabbi Yosef Blau, haredi community activist Tzvi Gluck, Prof. Marci Hamilton, Voice of Justice founder Mark Mayer Appel and Dr. Asher Lipner will talk about how we can protect our children from child sex abuse live on the air...


December 2, 2011: Nachlaot Pedophile Ring Update
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

Parents and a local rabbi say police bungled arrests and that resulted in setting at least one of the pedophiles, said to be the group's ringleader, free. In a letter to the community, Rabbi Aaron Leibowitz says more than 100...


November 28, 2011: Syracuse Fires Accused Pedophile
Comments: 25 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

The University of Syracuse fired long time assistant men's basketball coach Bernie Fine after another allegation of child sex abuse is made, and a tape of Fine's wife saying she's worried that her husband is sexually abusing boys in her...


November 27, 2011: Have Agudath Israel Of America And Brooklyn's DA Colluded To Allow Haredim To Violate NY State Mandatory Reporting Law?
Comments: 30 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

In a closed meeting meant only for pulpit rabbis and first reported on FailedMessiah.com, Agudah security evicted anyone not pre-approved to attend. Then Agudath Israel of America's General Counsel told the handpicked audience how to deal with claims of child...


November 27, 2011: Disingenuous And Self-Serving Or Simply A Mistake?
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

An attorney and advocate against child sex abuse writes a long op-ed article about the Brooklyn DA's claim to have busted 89 haredi pedophiles over the past two years. Shocklingly absent from that article is a startling claim made by...

 

April 4, 2012: DA Wins Court Bid To Block Release Of Sex Abuse Case Records, But Loses In The End
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes original claim that the records sought by attorney Michael Lesher should be withheld because release would endanger prosecution was upheld. But the court noted that the extradition request has since been refused by Israel and the...


April 4, 2012: Video: Father Of Abuse Victim Says DA Has To Be Taken Down
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DA's corruption and his Jewish liaison Henna White's behavior is endangering children, and they must be stopped, father of victim says.


April 4, 2012: Chabad Child Sex Abuse Scandal Widens As The Number Of Alleged Pedophiles Rises
Comments: 6 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

David Cyprys, a former security guard at the Chabad school, is facing 51 charges relating to the alleged abuse of 11 victims. He will appear in court again next month. He is one of up to six people linked to...


April 3, 2012: Audio: Chabad Child Sex Abuse Scandal
Comments: 25 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

Manny Waks, an alleged victim of David Cyprys in the massive Australian Chabad child sex abuse case, is interviewed on an Australian radio show about the case, Chabad's cover up, and the Australian police decision to try to extradite convicted...


April 2, 2012: Australia Asks For Extradition Of Former Chabad Teacher
Comments: 22 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

Australian police will this month seek to extradite a former teacher at a Melbourne Jewish orthodox school from the United States over a child sex abuse scandal that was allegedly covered up by the school. David Kramer was allegedly helped...


April 1, 2012: Video: Voice Of Justice Model Seder Draws Dozens Of Survivors Of Child Sex And Domestic Abuse
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Hessed , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

Dozens of survivors, activists and supporters gathered in Brooklyn to eat, dance and show haredi leadership that they aren't going away. Food donated by the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty and other groups was distributed, both to survivors of child...


March 30, 2012: Monsey Haredi Man Arrested On 40 Counts Of Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 51 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

Dovid Kohn, who also uses the name Avraham Perl, faces 40 counts of criminal sexual acts. The victim told police that Kohn abused her for three years with repeated sexual contact beginning when she was 12-years-old. [Hat Tip: Nuchem.]


March 30, 2012: Rabbi Busted For Child Porn
Comments: 14 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

Sheriff’s detectives arrested a rabbi at a kosher food distribution company for possession of more 1000 child porn images. Rabbi arrested, roommate wanted on child porn charges in Passaic BY MARLENE NAANES • North Jersey.com PASSAIC — Sheriff’s detectives arrested...


March 30, 2012: Ohel's Alleged Coverups Of Child Sexual Abuse
Comments: 51 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

The first documented book chapter on Ohel's deplorable behavior is posted below for your reading 'pleasure.' Here it is as a PDF file: Download Lesher Neustein Book Chapter Ohel


March 29, 2012: Brooklyn DA Condemned For Failing To Prosecute Haredi Pedophiles
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

Finding sexual abusers of children and prosecuting their cases is one of law enforcement’s top priorities. But in Brooklyn, District Attorney Charles Hynes’ office has come under fire for not vigorously pursuing cases in the Orthodox and Hasidic Jewish communities,...


March 29, 2012: Report: The Ongoing Haredi Coverup Of Child Sex Abuse In Brooklyn Appears Aided By D.A.
Comments: 23 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

Agudath Israel of America's Rabbi Zwiebel is explicit about his expectations of Hynes. "If the DA doesn't understand [that there is a Jewish law] there will be far less cooperation with the criminal justice system – because of the culture...


March 28, 2012: The Price Of Violating Haredi Omerta
Comments: 56 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

Mordechai Jungreis said he was victimized twice — once when his son was sexually abused by a member of the community and again when he was shunned trying to get him help. “I told my wife right away this child...


March 28, 2012: Film Producer Threatens Jewish Film Festival Over Sex Abuse Documentary Ban
Comments: 41 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Film , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

The producer of “Home Alone” and ”Mystic Pizza” is threatening the Los Angeles Jewish film festival after the festival’s director, Hilary Helstein, complained that Rosenfelt's documentary about child sex abuse in the haredi community, "Standing Silent,” amounts to a “witch...


March 26, 2012: A Violation Of Haredi Civil Rights
Comments: 116 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

A grievous violation of haredi civil rights should not be ignored by the US Department of Justice. The time is long overdue for to Washington to act. Originally published at 8:10 pm CDT 3-25-2012 Editorial: A Grievous Violation Of Haredi...


March 25, 2012: 2nd Annual Model Passover Freedom Seder For Victims Of Domestic And Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

The Voice of Justice will be hosting its second annual model pre-Passover Freedom Seder to in support of and in solidarity with survivors and advocates of domestic and sex abuse. PRESS RELEASE SECOND ANNUAL FREEDOM PRE-PASSOVER SEDER FOR SURVIVORS OF...


March 25, 2012: Man Sentenced To 9 1/2 Years For Raping Boy
Comments: 34 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

In the arguments for sentencing, the prosecution said Nohi had committed serious crimes that took advantage of the complainant's innocence as well as his background as a child of a large haredi (ultra-Orthodox) family of limited means. Man gets 9.5...


March 21, 2012: Journalist Arrested For Child Porn, Seducing Minors Online
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

An Israeli journalist was arrested on suspicion of posing as a woman online, and tricking underage children to strip in front of their webcams. He is suspected of possession of child pornography as well as lewd acts, as well. Journalist...


March 21, 2012: Exclusive: Letter From Haredi 'Gadol' Rabbi Chaim Pinchos Scheinberg Says Notorious Pedophile Innocent
Comments: 204 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

For the first time, here is the 2006 letter written by haredi ‘gadol’ Rabbi Chaim Pinchos Scheinberg affirming that he ruled in 1985 that Rabbi Yehudah Kolko was innocent of all allegations of pedophilia and should not be fired from...


March 20, 2012: Baruch Dayan HaEmet
Comments: 66 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

Rabbi Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg. Rabbi Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg has passed away. The American-born Polish-born, American-raised haredi 'gadol,' 101-years-old, died from complications of a septic infection at Sha'arei Tzedek Hospital in Jerusalem. Rabbi Scheinberg founded and headed Torah Ore Yeshiva in...


March 20, 2012: Standing Silent On Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 40 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

One by one the victims stood and described their alleged molesters: the Torah teacher, the rabbi, the ice cream truck driver, the man at the mikvah. Emily Wax writes in the Washington Post: One by one the victims stood and...


March 18, 2012: 101-Year-Old Rabbi Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg Seriously Ill
Comments: 101 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

The haredi 'gadol,' infamous for allegedly telling victims of Rabbi Yehuda Kolko 25 years ago that they were forbidden to cooperate with police or talk to the media because, in the Torah's view, no child sex abuse took place because...


March 18, 2012: Republican Candidate For NY State Senate Minimizes Pedophilia, Rape
Comments: 36 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

Chaim Deutsch, the president and founder of Flatbush Shomrim, objects to the candidacy of defense attorney David Storobin, who is running against Lew Fidler in a special election for a New York State Senate seat, because Storobin represents accused pedophiles...


March 15, 2012: Haifa Hasid Sentenced To 12 Years In Prison For Serially Raping, Sodomizing 5 Of His Daughters
Comments: 24 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

The 55-year-old Haifa resident serially raped his daughters for almost 14 years beginning when the oldest was 8, preying on them whenever his wife was a niddah or otherwise sexually unavailable. This unnamed hasid was himself sexually assaulted as a...


March 13, 2012: Druckman 'Apologizes' For Not Reporting Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

Rabbi Haim Druckman did not report allegations that Netiv Meir's rosh yeshiva, Ze'ev Kopolovich, was sexually abusing students. Now, Druckman is about to get the Israel Prize for his achievements in education and conversion to Judaism of thousands of immigrants...


March 12, 2012: Rabbi Who Covered Up Child Sex Abuse Should Not Get Israel Prize, Former Students Say
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

A group of former Netiv Meir yeshiva students are publicly objecting to Rabbi Haim Druckman being awarded the Israel Prize because he failed to report child sex abuse to police or to do anything to stop it. Rabbi Haim Druckman...


March 11, 2012: Pedophilia: Rabbi Paysach Krohn Says Ask A Rabbi Before You Call Police
Comments: 73 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

Artscroll's favorite maggid urges Jews to ask their rabbi before calling police to report probable child sexual abuse. Rabbi Paysach Krohn On Zev Brenner's Talkline radio show tonight, Rabbi Paysach Krohn spoke out against child sex abue, but when asked...


March 9, 2012: Karlin-Stolin Molestation Arrest
Comments: 30 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

A teacher in an Israeli Karlin-Stolin school has reportedly been arrested for sexually abusing several children, and the Karliner Rebbe apparently ordered his arrest. Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg writes from Israel: I am now (Purim night) in Bene-Beraq, Eretz Yisroel. A...


March 8, 2012: Haredi Men Busted For Repeated Rape Underage Of Sister-In-Law
Comments: 25 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

Two ultra-Orthodox men were arrested this weekon the suspicion that they raped their sister-in-law hundreds of times during the course of two years when she was a minor. Haredi men suspected of repeated rape of their underage sister-in-law According to...


March 1, 2012: Video: A Chabad Survivor Of Child Sex Abuse Speaks In Albany
Comments: 18 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

Activists and pols gather in support of the Child Victims Act with would extend the statute of limitations for child sex abuse cases. Agudath Israel of America and Satmar, along with the Catholic Church, oppose the bill. Schneur Borenstein and...


February 29, 2012: Yeshiva Student Pleads Guilty To Molestation
Comments: 35 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

A Yeshiva student who was trusted by parents to tutor their children pleaded guilty today for sexually molesting two fourth grade students. Hillel Selznick Yeshiva student pleads guilty to sexually molesting two fourth-graders CHRISTINA CARREGA • New York Post A...


February 29, 2012: Loophole In Statute Of Limitations Allows Alleged Chabad Pedophile To Escape Punishment
Comments: 12 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

The difference between misdemeanor and felony child sex abuse means that a rabbi who allegedly fondled a boy's genitals will not be prosecuted. Loophole In Statute Of Limitations Allows Alleged Chabad Pedophile To Escape Punishment Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Writing...


February 23, 2012: Ohel Head To Discuss Unwanted Touch
Comments: 14 | Categories: Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

David Mandel, CEO of OHEL, and Dr. David Pelcovitz will discuss unwanted touch on the radio tonight I kind of hope the show goes something like this: "Keep your hands off me, David!" "No, you keep your hands off me,...


February 23, 2012: As Evidence Against Him Mounts, Haredi Principle Accused Of Sex Crimes Professes Innocence
Comments: 22 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

The suspect, 47, is a prominent figure in Netanya. He was arrested earlier this week after two former students at the establishment filed complaints against him saying he sexually assaulted them. Police suspect him of indecent acts, sodomy, sexual misconduct,...


February 23, 2012: Chabad Pedophile Case Moves Forward
Comments: 31 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

The suppression order has been lifted and the case against David Cyprys, who allegedly molested at least a dozen boys at Chabad's Melbourne yeshiva and who was allegedly protected by the late head of Chabad in Australia Rabbi Yitzchok Dovid...


February 22, 2012: 3 Day Push To Pass Child Victims Act
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“Childhood sexual abuse is society’s dirty little secret. We know that 20 percent of our youngsters grow up as victims of these crimes. Through this series of events, I want to shed light on the different areas of life and...


February 21, 2012: Cops Launch Investigation Into Haredi Principal After Former Student Says She was Sexually Assaulted
Comments: 17 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

Israeli police have launched an investigation after a former student of a haredi girls school filed a complaint alleging that the school’s principal sexually assaulted her and other students. Haredi leaders allegedly tried to cover up the crimes. Cops Launch...


February 21, 2012: Case Dismissed Against Accused Haredi Pedophile
Comments: 34 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

The case against David Y. Greenfeld has been dismissed. Why? David Y. Greenfeld I'm told that the case against accused pedophile David Y. Greenfeld has been dropped, despite the fact that Greenfeld wrote the following letter in 2009 and gave...


February 19, 2012: Suppression Order Denied In Chabad Child Sex Abuse Case
Comments: 5 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

David Cyprys' attempt to have the details of the charges against him and the details of his trial suppressed by the court has failed. David Cyprys David Cyprys' attempt to have his details of the charges against his and his...


February 19, 2012: Alleged Pedophile's Case To Sealed Tuesday
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

David Y. Greenfeld's case will be sealed Tuesday – which means the public will not know how the case is handled. David Y. Greenfeld Activists say the section I've bolded means the case will be sealed Tuesday: Sent: 01/23/12 11:14...


February 17, 2012: Chabad Molestation Scandal Reaches US
Comments: 24 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

At least two suspected molesters from the Australian Chabad community are living in the United States while they are under investigation in Australia and a third is currently in prison here. Meanwhile, Australian police are currently investigating more than a...


February 16, 2012: Exclusive: Convicted Haredi Pedophile Back In Brooklyn
Comments: 26 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

Stefan Colmer was in a treatment program run by Ohel for pedophiles but quit the program, and Ohel did not warn the community or tell police. Colmer abused more children, two of whom went to police. Colmer fled to Israel,...


February 15, 2012: Israeli Haredim Becoming More Likely To Report Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

Experts say there has been a change in haredi attitudes toward reporting child sexual abuse, and that haredim are now more willing to report these crimes than they were previously. Even so, according to the National Council for the Child,...


February 15, 2012: Incest Cult Members Indicted
Comments: 20 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion
 

An indictment filed with the Jerusalem District Court yesterday against three wives and three children of the leader of a religious cult details how he and his followers "educated" the cult's children through physical, mental and sexual abuse. Two cult...


February 14, 2012: "We Are Awash In Mesirah [Informing]"
Comments: 28 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Marvin Schick , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

The Schick spills forth again. Day school and yeshiva grade school, middle school and high school expert and consultant for the Avi Chai Foundation Marvin Schick explains why newspapers, blogs and sometimes even police and prosecutors expose bad Orthodox/haredi behavior...


February 14, 2012: Brooklyn Pol Condemns Haredim Who Leave Babies Unattended Outside Stores
Comments: 52 | Categories: Child Safety , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

Less than a year after Leiby Kletzky was murdered and dismembered, Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) was shocked when he recently encountered not one, but two unattended children – one infant and one toddler – crying in their strollers while parked...


February 13, 2012: Video: Nachlaot Pedophile Panic
Comments: 17 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

Families in the Nachlaot neighborhood of Jerusalem say police are not doing their jobs and that they disregarded testimony of alleged child victims. Police say parents coached children and contaminated evidence. And now parents are taking the law into their...


February 13, 2012: Exclusive: Rabbi Raises Money For Convicted Sex Offender
Comments: 51 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
 

Rabbi Moshe Green, in effect the most senior of the leading haredi rabbis in Monsey, send out a Yiddish fundraising letter late last week to raise money for what he says will be an appeal iled by convicted sex offender...


February 12, 2012: Kolko Accuser Allegedly Threatened
Comments: 17 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

The family of a boy molested by notorious Brooklyn Rabbi Yehuda (Joel) Kolko say they’ve received a barrage of harassing and threatening telephone calls — one warning, “You better back off or you’ll suffer the consequences.” Rabbi Yehuda (Joel) Kolko...


February 9, 2012: Alleged Victims Of Bernie Fine Want Open Litigation Window For Sexual Abuse
Comments: 23 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

Two men who say they were molested by Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim’s longtime assistant will appear at a press conference in Albany later this month to urge lawmakers to pass a bill that would open a one-year window for...


February 9, 2012: Teaneck Rabbi Indicted On Child Sex Charges
Comments: 33 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
 

A 64-year-old Teaneck, NJ rabbi was indicted yesterday on charges that he molested two 13-year-old boys in his home. Rabbi Uzi Rivlin in court after his arrest last year Teaneck rabbi indicted on sex charges BY KIBRET MARKOS • The...

 


 

PS More evidence is at Other Sources:-
http://www.iamthewitness.com/listeners/Jewish.child.molesters.that.are.never.on.the.NEWS-WHY.htm 

http://jewishwhistleblower.blogspot.com/ cases from December 2004 until July 2005  

http://abusiverebbes.blogspot.com/ cases from from May 2006 until July 2006

http://jewishsurvivors.blogspot.com/ archives from January 2005 until January 2009

http://failedmessiah.typepad.com/ archives from November 2006 to the present day [ ie March 2012 ]

http://www.theawarenesscenter.org/ is off line. Operated from 2001 until 2011. It seems to have used anonymous reports, which are dubious evidence.